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Jews Gather at Ancient Tunisian Synagogue

By JTA

Hundreds of Jews gathered on Tunisia’s Djerba Island as part of a pilgrimage to the 2,500-year-old El Ghriba synagogue.Read More


Editor Apologizes Israel 'Apartheid' Headline

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The editor of a national broadsheet newspaper in Australia apologized to the Jewish community for a headline which accused Israel of “cruel apartheid.”Read More


Archeologists Find Evidence of Early Jews

By Haaretz

Archaeologists at a controversial site in the Elah Valley Tuesday announced a discovery that should further stir up the scholarly debate over the Bible’s historical veracity.Read More


Nakba Day Coming to Tel Aviv U.

By Haaretz

Tel Aviv University’s dean of students recently approved a ceremony to commemorate Nakba Day, to take place on campus on Monday, May 14th.Read More


'Son of Sam' Killer Denied Parole Again

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David Berkowitz, the New York serial killer known as ‘Son of Sam,’ was denied parole for a sixth time.Read More


With Partners, Bibi Issues New Iran Demands

By Haaretz

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finished celebrating the aftermath of the political bombshell that he had dropped on Israel by bringing in Kadima into the government, he freed up Wednesday to deal with a different bomb.Read More


Filmmaker Could Be Charged for 'Jenin' Documentary

By Haaretz

The attorney general will soon decide whether to file charges against Mohammed Bakri, director of the controversial film “Jenin, Jenin,” which implies that Israel Defense Forces soldiers committed war crimes in a 2002 military operation in the Palestinian refugee camp.Read More


Lapid: Conservative Rabbis Are 'Gatekeepers' of Identity

By Haaretz

“The Jewish identity is in danger and you are the gatekeepers,” political newcomer Yair Lapid told audience members Tuesday at the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement in Atlanta. “Judaism shouldn’t be the jailhouse of ideas but a liberator of ideas; not a disintegrator of people but what brings people together,” he added.Read More


Lieberman To Push New Government To Legalize West Bank Outpost

By Haaretz

Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman said on Wednesday that the main issues facing Israel’s new governing coalition are the Tal Law and the West Bank neighborhood Ulpana.Read More


New Study Highlights Israel's Digital Divide

By JTA

The digital divide in Israel is shown by the numbers of those who are connected to the Internet, and also in the way that users with different incomes work within it, a new survey has found.Read More





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