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Cause of Iran Blast Still Unclear

By JTA

The cause of an explosion that rocked an Iranian city that houses a key nuclear facility remains unclear.Read More


Israel Apologizes to Pregnant Photographer

By JTA

Israel’s Defense Ministry apologized to an American New York Times photographer who was forced to go through an X-ray machine during a security check despite being pregnant.Read More


Kobe Bryant Works Out at Jewish Center

By Forward Staff

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant showed up to shoot hoops at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca. He’s not the first NBA star to hit the gym at the JCC lately.Read More


Egyptians Line Up for Second Day of Elections

By Haaretz

Polls opened Tuesday for a second day of voting in Egypt’s landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in a popular uprising earlier this year.Read More


Bibi Set To Release Palestinian Funds

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears ready to come down from his high horse: A month after the forum of eight senior ministers decided to freeze $100 million in tax revenues collected by Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli premier seems set to release the funds in coming days.Read More


Four Rockets Hit Northern Israel

At least four Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon at northern Israel on Monday night. The Israel Defense Forces responded soon after, firing a number of artillery shells at “the source of fire,” in southern Lebanon. There were no injuries, but some building sustained damage. At this time figher fighters are still combating the blaze caused by the rockets.Read More


Egyptians Line Up for First Post-Mubarak Vote

By Haaretz

Complaints of delays and irregularities could be heard across Cairo on Monday, and droves of Egyptians waited hours in line to vote in the first elections since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.Read More


Bibi: Israel Won't Enjoy 'Intimacy' With New Egypt

By Haaretz

Israel won’t enjoy the same close relations with Egypt following its Arab Spring elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, adding that regional threats against Israel were on the rise.Read More


Barney Frank Retiring From Congress

By Forward Staff

Barney Frank is planning not to run for reelection. The nation’s first openly gay congressman is known for his sharp wit and encyclopedic knowledge of financial regulations.Read More


Palestinians Set May 4 as Election Date

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has set May 4 as the date for general elections that are meant to end the division of between Hamas and Fatah.Read More





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