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Israel Skeptical About Syria Truce Prospects

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Israeli officials are very skeptical the Syrian government and opposition will stick to the cease-fire that UN envoy Kofi Annan hopes will take hold on Tuesday.Read More


Peres Writes Obama Over Pollard Clemency

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Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Jewish Students Get Fake Eviction Notices

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More than 200 Jewish students at Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus received fake eviction notices from a pro-Palestinian group.Read More


Biden Will Speak at Conservative Meeting

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Vice President Joe Biden will address the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.Read More


Holocaust Museum To Honor Burma Dissident

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will honor Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the democracy movement in Myanmar, also known as Burma.Read More


Palestinians Worry Over Arrests of Journalists

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi expressed concern over the recent arrests of Palestinian journalists and bloggers over comments critical of the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Report: Mohel in Newborn Death Has Herpes

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A New York mohel tied to the death from herpes of one newborn and to three others who contracted the disease, apparently tested positive for herpes, The Jewish Week reported.Read More


Grass Isn't Only Prominent Figure Banned From Israel

By Haaretz

On Sunday, Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared the German author Gunter Grass persona non grata in Israel, after he published a poem claiming that Israel is a threat to world peace.Read More


Four Arrested for Calling for Gender Segregation

By JTA

Two secular Jewish teens hired to call for gender segregation on Jerusalem buses were arrested by police.Read More


'60 Minutes' Icon Mike Wallace Is Dead

By JTA

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, who appeared on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” from its first airing, has died.Read More





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