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Israeli Cardiologists Barred From Dubai Meeting

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Jewish and Arab Israeli cardiologists were denied visas at the last minute to attend a professional conference in Dubai.Read More


Army Chief: Iran Has Not Decided to Build Bomb

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Iran has not yet decided whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb, the head of Israel’s military said.Read More


Toulouse Victims' Kin Mark Israel's Memorial Day

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Eva Sandler, the wife and mother of three victims of the Toulouse shooting, lit a memorial flame at a ceremony in Jerusalem honoring the victims of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide.Read More


Paul Krugman: Israeli Policies 'Suicide'

By Haaretz

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says ‘narrow-minded’ Israeli policies are ‘basically a gradual long-run form of national suicide.’Read More


USAID, Mashav Agree on Africa Aid

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The U.S. Agency for International Development signed a memorandum of understanding with its Israeli counterpart, Mashav.Read More


Shomrim Trial To Go Forward in Baltimore

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Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager withdrew a request to move the trial out of the city and requested a bench trial.Read More


Sirens Herald Start of Israeli Memorial Day

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A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel’s official Memorial Day.Read More


Hebrew Charter School Approved in D.C.

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A Hebrew-language charter school was approved in Washington and is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 term.Read More


Israel Ambassador Meets Zimbabwe's Mugabe

By Haaretz

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dan Shacham, Israel’s non-resident ambassador to Africa, met one of the most notorious dictators in the world, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe.Read More


Peres: Israeli Army Has Never Been Stronger

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces is stronger than ever, President Shimon Peres told bereaved families at Israel’s Memorial Day ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.Read More





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