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London Mayor Candidate Apologizes for Jibes

By Haaretz

The Labour party’s candidate for the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has been forced to apologize for controversial remarks he made earlier this month in a meeting with central Jewish party activists.Read More


Adelson Says Newt Is at 'End of Line'

By JTA

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson said he believes GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is “at the end of his line” in the race.Read More


Elvis Fans Get Their Own Israel Tour

By JTA

A tour to Israel is appealing to Elvis fans, and it reportedly will not feature Elvis look-alikes.Read More


Senior Egyptian, Israeli Officials Meet in Cairo

By Haaretz

An Israeli delegation of senior officials, including high ranking officials from the foreign ministry and the security establishment, held negotiations with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo Wednesday. Egyptian news agencies reported that the issue of locating a new embassy building was the focus of the discussions.Read More


Report: Israel Granted Access to Air Bases Abutting Iran

By Haaretz

Israel has been granted access to air bases in Azerbaijan on Iran’s northern border, Foreign Policy reported Wednesday, quoting senior U.S. diplomats and military intelligence officials.Read More


Airline Passengers See Push Toward Gender Segregation

By Haaretz

El Al passengers are reporting an uptick in the number of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More


Toulouse Gunman To Be Buried in France

By JTA

The body of the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in France instead of Algeria, as his father requested.Read More


Settlers Move Into Hebron Home Near Patriarchs Cave

By JTA

Several dozen settlers moved into a home located near the Cave of the Patriarchs that they say they purchased.Read More


Israelis Protest Soccer Violence Against Arabs

By Haaretz

Some 100 Israelis took to the streets in Jerusalem on Wednesday in protest of the attack by Israeli soccer fans on Arab cleaning personnel at the capital’s Malha shopping center.Read More


Toulouse School Gets Anti-Semitic Hate Mail

By JTA

The Jewish school in France where a gunman killed three children and a teacher has received a rash of anti-Semitic hate mail and phone calls since the attack.Read More





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