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'Footnote' Fails To Win Foreign Film Oscar

By JTA

“Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category.Read More


Raul Castro: Imprisoned Gross Is 'No Spy'

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Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross “was no spy,” Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby.Read More


Black Congresswomen Go on J Street Israel Tour

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A group of African-American congresswomen toured Israel under J Street’s auspices.Read More


Harvard Hosts Conference on 'One State Solution'

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Harvard University is hosting a two-day conference on the one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Abbas Speech on Jerusalem 'Incitement,' Bibi Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday harshly condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a speech given at a conference in Qatar in which Abbas claimed that Israel is “trying to erase the Arab, Muslim, and Christian nature of Jerusalem”.Read More


'Footnote' Vies To Grab First Israeli Oscar

By Haaretz

The team behind “Footnote,” the Israeli film that has been nominated for an Oscar award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, spent the weekend at a number of events hosted in Los Angeles in the run-up to the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.Read More


Illegal Settlements Mounts Charm Offensive

By Haaretz

A youngster with long sidelocks and a skullcap was showing a slide presentation. Two steps away stood his mother, a smiling American woman in her 30s wearing a broad skirt, her hair covered with a scarf. She was gesturing at the screen and speaking passionately.Read More


Palestinian Unrest Hints of New Uprising

By Haaretz

Stormy protests over the past few weeks throughout the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, which reached a climax yesterday, may not be a negligible and coincidental series of incidents.Read More


Green Groups Say Road Will Kill Jerusalem Forest

By Haaretz

Irrevocable damage would be caused to the Jerusalem Forest by a new road in the capital, say environmentalists.Read More


Houston School Makes State Hoops Final Four

By JTA

A Modern Orthodox school in Houston has made it to the semi-finals of the state-wide AA boys basketball tournament for private and parochial schools.Read More





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