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Brooklyn Enclave Thwarts Atheist Billboard

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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

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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

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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


Rabbis Urge Jews To Avoid Temple Mount

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Israel’s chief rabbis and other senior rabbis have called on Jews not to visit the Temple Mount because it is against Jewish law.Read More


Tzipi Named to Newsweek List of Powerful Women

By Haaretz

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni was named one of “150 women who shake the world,” by Newsweek magazine on Monday.Read More


Palestinian Woman Vows To Continue Hunger Strike

By JTA

Palestinian woman on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison said she will continue to fast despite having her detention cut.Read More


Bibi: Israel Cannot Wait Long on Iran

By JTA

Sanctions and diplomacy have not stopped Iran’s nuclear push, and Israel cannot wait much longer for these efforts to succeed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.Read More


Peres Pleads With Obama for Pollard's Release

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.Read More





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