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Bibi: Jews Still Face Threats to Existence

By JTA

Holocaust Remembrance Day began Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, in the presence of President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The central theme of this year’s commemoration is “My Brother’s Keeper - Jewish Solidarity During the Holocaust.”Read More


Palestinian Hunger Striker Freed Without Charges

By JTA

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian who went on a 63-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, was released from an Israeli jail to his home in the West Bank.Read More


Soldier Dies in Jerusalem Stage Collapse

By JTA

One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.Read More


Gilad Shalit Released From IDF

By JTA

Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been released from the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


Teen Goes To Prison for New Square Firebombing

By JTA

A Hasidic teenager who firebombed the home of a neighbor over a religious disagreement was sentenced to seven years in prison.Read More


U.S. Official: Israel Briefed on Iran Talks

By Haaretz

In their upcoming round of talks next month with Iran over its nuclear program, the six major powers will demand an Iranian commitment to suspend uranium enrichment at the relatively high level of 20 percent, a senior American official said. There has been concern in the West that enrichment at 20 percent would put the Islamic Republic closer to levels required for nuclear weapons.Read More


IDF Chief Dismisses Officer Who Hit Danish Activist

By Haaretz

IDF Lt. Col. Shaul Eisner, who was filmed over the weekend hitting a Danish protester with his rifle butt in the Jordan Valley, was dismissed from his position on Wednesday.Read More


Amnon Ben Ami Wins Painting Prize

By JTA

Amnon Ben Ami was awarded the first Ilana Elovic Bezalel Prize for Painting, which was named in memory of a self-taught Israeli-American artist.Read More


School Administrator Gets Green Light for Suit

By JTA

A Jewish assistant principal can proceed with a lawsuit against New York’s Department of Education for anti-Semitic remarks directed against him by his superior.Read More


Anti-Semitic Vandal Strikes Again in Brooklyn

By JTA

The same vandal who apparently has defaced the Avenue Z Jewish Center in Brooklyn several times may have struck again.Read More





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