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Nobel-Winner Montalcini Toasted on 103rd Birthday

By JTA

Tributes have poured in - from ordinary people all the way up to Italy’s president - to honor Italian Nobel Prize-winner Rita Levi Montalcini on the occasion of her 103rd birthday.Read More


Congress Shies Away From More Iran Sanctions

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a request to strengthen Iran sanctions in the Small Business Tax Cut Act.Read More


Palestinian Teens Caught Carrying Pipebombs

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Two Palestinian teens were arrested at a West Bank checkpoint after police found they were hiding pipe bombs, a gun and ammunition.Read More


Army Chief: IDF Must Enlist More Haredi

The Israel Defense Force can take in more ultra-Orthodox soldiers and must finds a way to do so, army chief Benny Gantz told Haaretz in a special Independence Day interview, referring to an expected change in Israel’s enlistment laws after the Supreme Court ruled the existing legislation unconstitutional.Read More


Bibi Sets Up Panel To Legalize Illegal Outposts

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that he would submit the issue of sanctioning three West Bank outposts to a specially formed panel, despite the fact that he was expected to bring their recognition to the approval of the cabinet.Read More


Urban Outfitters Slammed for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By Haaretz

The Anti-Defamation League has accused Urban Outfitters of selling a t-shirt that resembles the yellow Star of David worn by Jews during the Holocaust.Read More


Urban Outfitters Slammed for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By Haaretz

The Anti-Defamation League has accused Urban Outfitters of selling a t-shirt that resembles the yellow Star of David worn by Jews during the Holocaust.Read More


Urban Outfitters Slammed for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By Haaretz

The Anti-Defamation League has accused Urban Outfitters of selling a t-shirt that resembles the yellow Star of David worn by Jews during the Holocaust.Read More


Urban Outfitters Slammed for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By Haaretz

The Anti-Defamation League has accused Urban Outfitters of selling a t-shirt that resembles the yellow Star of David worn by Jews during the Holocaust.Read More


Urban Outfitters Slammed for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By Haaretz

The Anti-Defamation League has accused Urban Outfitters of selling a t-shirt that resembles the yellow Star of David worn by Jews during the Holocaust.Read More





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