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Diva Thrust Into Starring Role at Masada

By JTA

An Israeli understudy for the role of Carmen, in the opera being performed at the foot of Masada, was thrust on stage opening night after the star last her voice in the dry desert air.Read More


'No Anti-Semitism' Here, Mayor of Lvov Claims

By JTA

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly condemned a statement by the mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, in which he said that in his city “there has never been anti-Semitism and there will never be.”Read More


Congressional Candidate Charles Barron Slammed

By JTA

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views.Read More


Napolitano Meets With Federations on Security

By JTA

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America to discuss partnering with faith-based communities during security threats.Read More


Jews Ask Brazil Leader To Shun Ahmadinejad

By JTA

Representatives of Brazil’s Jewish communities urged the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, not to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Brazil.Read More


Israelis Get Special Investor Visa Status

By JTA

President Obama signed legislation that would that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States.Read More


Envoy: U.S. Suspects Pollard Wasn't Lone Spy

By Haaretz

United States officials suspect that Jonathan Pollard was not the only Israeli spy operating on U.S. grounds, former Israeli ambassador to Washington Itamar Rabinovich said on Monday in an interview with Israel Radio.Read More


Conservatives Cut Funds for Campus Group

By JTA

The Conservative movement has reduced funding for its college campus organization, and expects Koach supporters to come up with the remaining requested money, according to United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism’s executive vice president.Read More


Bioethicist Peter Singer Wins Top Aussie Honor

By JTA

Peter Singer, a U.S.-based philosopher and ethicist, was awarded Australia’s highest honor.Read More


Bibi Pulls Muscle in Soccer Match

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu injured his leg during a soccer match with Jewish and Arab youth.Read More


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