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Iran Has Not Yet Decided on Bomb: Report

By Haaretz

Israel’s intelligence services agree with American intelligence assessments that there is not enough proof to determine whether Iran is building a nuclear bomb, according to a report published Sunday in the New York Times.Read More


John Demjanjuk, Nazi Camp Guard, Dies

By JTA

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, has died in a retirement home in southern Germany, police said Saturday.Read More


Bin Laden Wanted Backers To Tout Palestine

By JTA

Osama bin Laden chided terrorists in his network for not making the Palestinian cause a primary issue.Read More


Jewish Leaders Arrested in Sudan Embassy Protest

By JTA

Jewish leaders were among those arrested during a protest rally outside the Embassy of Sudan.Read More


Alan Gross Asks To Visit Ailing Mother

The family of Alan Gross, the American imprisoned in Cuba, likened his request to visit his ailing mother to a similar request by a Cuban imprisoned in the United States.Read More


Florida Man Dies in Purim Revelry

By JTA

A man was found dead, apparently of alcohol poisoning, in the parking lot of a Florida Chabad center following a Purim celebration.Read More


Obama Pays Tribute to Retiring Ackerman

By Forward Staff

President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to New York Rep. Gary Ackerman, who announced he would retire from Congress at the end of his current term.Read More


Palestinians Hurt in West Bank Clashes

By Haaretz

Israeli forces on Friday used a dog against Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kedum.Read More


Florida Heir Wins Looted Art Collection

By JTA

Germany’s top appeals court ruled Friday that Deutsches Historisches Museum must return a collection of more than 4,000 posters to the son of Hans Sachs, a Jewish dentist who fled Nazi Germany.Read More


Cameron Says Israel Should Not Attack Iran

There is no current justification for an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview to NBC.Read More





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