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Anti-Semitic Vandals Strike in Los Angeles

By JTA

Swastikas were drawn on cars, mailboxes and homes in a heavily Jewish Los Angeles neighborhood.Read More


Jewish Groups Join '12 Get Out Vote Drive

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A collection of national Jewish organizations has joined a get-out-the-vote campaign for the 2012 election.Read More


Controversial Ad Campaign Returns on Web

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An Israeli ad aimed at expatriates living in the U.S. that had come in for criticism by the American Jewish community has reappeared online and in an Israeli magazine.Read More


Israelis Smuggle Viagra and Cell Phones: Report

By Haaretz

Israelis’ favorite goods to smuggle last year were cell phones, Viagra and fake brand-name clothes, said the customs authorities at Ben-Gurion International Airport in their annual report.Read More


Soldier Stabbed on Jerusalem Train

By Haaretz

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed Thursday while riding on the lightrail in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.Read More


Specialty Summer Camps Launched With Grants

By JTA

The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s new grant cycle will fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.Read More


Italian Police Arrest Synagogue Bomb Suspect

By JTA

Police in northern Italy have arrested a young North African man suspected of planning terrorist attacks on the Milan synagogue and other targets.Read More


Hoenlein Says U.S. Is Sending Mixed Messages on Iran

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The chief executive of the top U.S. Jewish foreign policy umbrella group says the Obama administration is sending mixed messages on Iran.Read More


Assad Emails Reveal Dictator's Lavish Lifestyle

By Haaretz

The British newspaper the Guardian on Wednesday published a cache of emails exchanged between Syrian President Bashar Assad, his wife Asma and their close circle, shedding light on the dictator’s life during the year since the violence uprising in Syria erupted.Read More


Three Rockets Fired at Beer Sheva

By Haaretz

Palestinian militants fired three Grad rockets toward the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva on Thursday morning, after the Israel Air Force launched several strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight.Read More





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