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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


Obama: Window for Iran Diplomacy Is 'Shinking'

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The window for Iran to resolve its differences with the West through diplomacy is shrinking, President Obama said.Read More


Methodist Pension Fund Rejects Israel Divestment

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The Methodist Pension Board rejected a proposal to divest from companies that supply products to Israel’s military.Read More


Harvard Students in West Bank Confrontation

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Israel Border Police expelled a group of 55 students from Harvard University from a Palestinian village after a confrontation erupted along the separation fence near Jerusalem.Read More


Israel Fails To Rein In Jewish Extremists: Report

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Israel is not doing enough to stop the large increase in attacks on Palestinians by Jewish extremists, according to an internal European Union report.Read More


Shmuley Boteach Announces Congress Run

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the author and media personality, announced his candidacy for a New Jersey congressional seat.Read More


More Rockets Hit Israel Despite Truce

By Haaretz

The Israel Air Forces’ Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a Grad-type rocket launched toward the southern city of Be’er Sheva on Wednesday, despite a truce reached between Israel and Gaza militants earlier this week, while a second projectile landed in an open field in the vicinity of the town of Ofakim.Read More


Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Headed to Beer Sheva

By Haaretz

The Israel Air Forces’ Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a Grad-type rocket launched toward the southern city of Beer Sheva on Wednesday, despite a truce reached between Israel and Gaza militants earlier this week.Read More





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