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Returning Home, Bibi Thanks 'Many Friends'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel has “many courageous friends.”Read More


Israel Slashes Help for Ethiopian Immigrants

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The Immigrant Absorption Ministry will cut NIS 5.5 million from its budget for integrating Ethiopian immigrants this year, while the funds for immigrants from other countries will be cut by only hundreds of thousands of shekels at most.Read More


Israel Aid Group Helps South Sudan

By JTA

The Israeli nongovernmental organization IsraAID opened a training program to deal with gender-based violence for social workers in the fledgling country of South Sudan.Read More


Indian Police Make Arrest in Terror Bombing

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Police in New Delhi arrested a suspect in connection with a car bomb attack in the Indian city that injured the wife of an Israeli diplomat.Read More


Jewish Gravestones Vandalized in Florida

Jewish gravestones were vandalized at a veterans’ cemetery in central Florida.Read More


Brooklyn Enclave Thwarts Atheist Billboard

By JTA

An atheist organization’s Hebrew-language billboard calling God a “myth” was not unveiled near a Brooklyn Chasidic enclave as scheduled.Read More


Romney Ahead After Super Tuesday Wins

By JTA

Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio’s Senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection.Read More


Republicans Blast Obama at AIPAC

By JTA

Republican candidates addressing AIPAC’s policy conference focused their addresses on what they said were the Obama administration’s failures to head off a nuclear Iran.Read More


Zuckerberg 'Likes' Peres in Silicon Valley

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres was hosted as the guest of honor on Tuesday at the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley, for the celebratory launch of his international Facebook page, together with the founder of the social network, Mark Zuckerberg.Read More


French Minister Calls Kosher Slaughter Archaic

By JTA

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forego ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy.Read More





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