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Biden Denies Comment About Pollard's Release

By Haaretz

President Joe Biden denied he said spy Jonathan Pollard would be released “over his dead body,” telling U.S. Jewish leaders on Wednesday, however, that the sentiment expressed in his rejection was his own.Read More


White House Condemns Mosque Torching

By JTA

The Obama administration condemned a mosque burning in northern Israel and backed Israeli efforts to track the perpetrators.Read More


Americans For Peace Now Weighs In on Jerusalem Case

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Americans for Peace Now filed a brief supporting the Obama administration in its arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court against registering Jerusalem-born Americans as having been born in Israel.Read More


Madoff Victims Get $312 Million Restitution

By JTA

Victims of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff are beginning to receive restitutions, according to The New York Times.Read More


Feds Probe Alleged Discrimination at Columbia

By JTA

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Columbia University for allegedly discriminating against a Jewish student.Read More


Panetta Fails To Win Release of Suspected Spy in Egypt

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta left Egypt without Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen being held in Egypt on spying charges.Read More


California Day School Raises $1 Million To Match Gift

By JTA

The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.Read More


Orchestra Drops Concert Featuring Female Singer

By Haaretz

Bowing to pressure from religious subscribers, the Ashdod-based Israel Andalusian Orchestra has removed a concert from its subscription series featuring a female singer.Read More


Diplomat Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information

By Haaretz

The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., Dan Arbell, was recently relieved of his duties by Foreign Ministry Director General Rafael Barak, after Arbell admitted he had leaked sensitive information to the press.Read More


Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize

By Haaretz

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been named as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry, the award panel for the prestigious prize announced Wednesday. He was awarded the prize for his discovery of patterns in atoms called quasicrystals, a chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.Read More





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