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Beastie Boys To Be Inducted in Rock Hall of Fame

By JTA

The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.Read More


Adelsons Donate $25 Million to Yad Vashem

By JTA

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have given their second $25 million donation to Yad Vashem, making it the largest-ever combined contribution to the facility from a private donor.Read More


Gingrich: John Bolton Would Be Secretary of State

By Forward Staff

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said that, if elected, he would appoint John Bolton Secretary of State. The hawkish Bolton served as America’s United Nations Ambassador under President George W. Bush. Gingrich, whose poll numbers have risen sharply in recent weeks, said that moving the U.S. Embassy from Israel to Jerusalem would be one of his first moves upon taking the oath of office. Gingrich was among the GOP contenders who spoke Wednesday at a candidates forum, hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition.Read More


Report: Israel's Jewish Birth Rate Up 20%

By JTA

Birth rates among Israel’s Jews are on the rise compared with those of Arab citizens, population data reveal.Read More


Army Boss Apologizes for Female Soldier Jokes

By JTA

The chief of Israel’s armed forces apologized for joking about boycotts by some religious soldiers of female entertainment troupes.Read More


Bibi Shelves Restrictive NGO Bill Again

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Wednesday to postpone the cabinet discussion on a bill aiming to restrict foreign funding to Israeli nongovernmental organizations, which was originally scheduled for next Sunday.Read More


Romney: First Presidential Trip Would Be to Israel

By Forward Staff

Mitt Romney, speaking today at a gathering of Jewish Republicans, will vow that if elected his first trip abroad as president would be to Israel.Read More


West Bank Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

By Haaretz

Arsonists attempted to set fire to a Palestinian mosque, Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village near the settlement of Ariel said on Wednesday.Read More


Israel's Katsav Heads to Prison for Rape Conviction

By Haaretz

Former President Moshe Katsav will enter Ma’asiyahu prison in Ramle on Wednesday to begin serving a seven-year jail term for two counts of rape and other sexual offenses. Katsav must report to the jail by 10 A.M. on Wednesday.Read More


Teen Sets Jewish Classmate's Hair on Fire

By JTA

A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.Read More





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