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Peres Pleads With Obama for Pollard's Release

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


Jewish Activist Killed in Polish Train Crash

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Maja Brand, a Jewish activist from Krakow, was among the 16 people killed when two trains collided in southern Poland.Read More


Philly Colleges Hit by Anti-Semitic Vandals

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Two Philadelphia campuses, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, were the victims of anti-Semitic graffiti.Read More


No Decision Yet on Attacking Iran

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama in a two-hour White House meeting that no decision had yet been made to attack Iran.Read More


Schindler Factory Named Cultural Heritage Site

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The factory in which Oskar Schindler saved moer than 1,000 Jews from concentration camps will be declared a cultural heritage site even as it faces possible demolition.Read More


Palestinians 'Disappointed' With Obama's Speech

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Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Palestinians were disappointed with President Obama’s speech to the AIPAC conference.Read More


Cantor Endorses Romney

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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president and said that he is not interested in the vice-presidency.Read More


Netanyahu Welcomes Obama's Speech to AIPAC

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s earlier speech at the AIPAC conference in Washington, saying that he appreciated more than anyone Obama’s statement on Israel’s right to defend itself by itself against any threat.Read More


Obama at AIPAC: Iran Diplomacy Still on Table

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President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the entire world has an interest in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and that all options remain on the table to keep Iran from going nuclear.Read More


Mormons Ordered To Stop 'Baptisms' of Jews

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In a letter to be read in all Mormon churches warns members to stop all unauthorized posthumous baptisms, including those of Holocaust survivors.Read More





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