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Iran: Little Chance of Middle East War

By Haaretz

There’s only a faint chance of war breaking in the Middle East, a top Iranian official was quoted by the country’s state-run TV station as saying on Thursday, blaming any regional instability on the presence of Western forces.Read More


Egypt Bars Ex-Mubarak Officials From Presidency

By Haaretz

The Egyptian parliament passed a bill Thursday that forbids any senior officials of the former regime from running for presidential candidacy. The legislation still requires the approval of the ruling military council, before it can be made law.Read More


Israeli Forces Ready To Thwart Fly-in Protest

By Haaretz

Hundreds of police and special forces will converge on Ben-Gurion Airport to block the entry of pro-Palestinian activists on Sunday, but human rights activists say the airport has no authority to deny entry to anyone intending to visit the Palestinian territories.Read More


Orthodox Union Sues Maine Dairy Over Kosher Symbol

By JTA

The Orthodox Union is suing a Maine dairy for illegally using its kosher symbol on its milk cartons.Read More


Palestinian Caught With Seven Homemade Bombs

By JTA

Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint in the West Bank discovered seven homemade bombs on the body of a Palestinian man.Read More


Gunter Grass Compares Israel to E. Germany

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German literary giant Gunter Grass said Israel’s decision to bar him entry following publication of his controversial poem resembles the behavior of a dictatorship.Read More


Israeli School Faces Economic Discrimination Claims

By Haaretz

Parents in Petah Tikva’s old inner city say they will refuse to enroll their children in a middle school that the city is setting aside for their children while opening a new one in a prosperous neighborhood, allegedly for the purpose of separating pupils by socioeconomic background.Read More


Jewish Fraternity Investigated for Hazing

By JTA

Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.Read More


Raymond Aubrac, 97, French Resistance Fighter, Dies

By JTA

Raymond Aubrac, a prominent figure of the French Resistance against the Nazis during World War II, has died.Read More


Mel Gibson, Joe Eszterhas Spar Over 'Maccabees' Movie

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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas said in a letter to Mel Gibson that the actor and filmmaker “hates Jews” after Warner Bros. rejected Eszterhas’ screenplay for Gibson’s movie about Judah Maccabee.Read More





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