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Suspected Iranian National Maimed by Own Bomb in Bangkok

By Forward Staff

A man thought to be an Iranian national was maimed in Bankok Tuesday when a bomb he was carrying exploded. Thai police say the incident was a botched terror attack.Read More


Extradition Contingent on Assurance of Kosher Food

By Haaretz

An American hit-and-run driver who was finally found in Israel last year, after fleeing Florida over a decade ago, may not be extraditable because Florida does not allow its prisoners to receive kosher food.Read More


Justice Breyer Unhurt in West Indies Robbery

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was reportedly robbed last week by a machete-wielding man at his vacation home in an exclusive island in the West Indies, a Supreme Court spokeswoman told reporters Monday.Read More


Grandson of Survivors Picked To Challenge Chavez

By JTA

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, will challenge President Hugo Chavez in upcoming elections.Read More


Jewish Innovators Gather for South Africa Conference

By JTA

A conference in South Africa brought together young Jewish innovators from across the country.Read More


India Witnesses Saw Biker Attach Bomb to Car

By Haaretz

Witnesses in New Delhi say the bomb that moderately injured the wife of an Israeli diplomat on Monday was attached to her car by a man driving a motorcycle, India’s police chief told reporters.Read More


Palestinian Center Razed for Jerusalem Tourist Center

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved on Monday the construction of a new visitors’ center at the City of David National Park in Silwan.Read More


Illegal Settlement Agrees to Relocation Deal

By JTA

Residents of Migron say they have reached an agreement with the government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost.Read More


Netanyahu Blames Iran for Twin Terror Attacks

By Haaretz

Iran is behind a car bomb attack on Israeli officials in India as well as a thwarted attack in Tbilisi, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, adding that Israel would continue to act against the international terror Iran produces.Read More


Fake Western Wall Stones Hawked on eBay

By Haaretz

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation on Monday lodged an official police complaint after a fraudulent solicitation appeared on eBay offering stones from the Jewish Holy site as a talisman for luck and blessing.Read More





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