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Palestinians Hurt in West Bank Clashes

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Israeli forces on Friday used a dog against Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Kedum.Read More


Florida Heir Wins Looted Art Collection

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Germany’s top appeals court ruled Friday that Deutsches Historisches Museum must return a collection of more than 4,000 posters to the son of Hans Sachs, a Jewish dentist who fled Nazi Germany.Read More


Cameron Says Israel Should Not Attack Iran

There is no current justification for an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview to NBC.Read More


Rep. Gary Ackerman Won't Run for Reelection

By JTA

Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again.Read More


Rosenzweig Steps Down at Jewish History Museum

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Michael Rosenzweig still step down this summer as president and CEO of the National Museum of Jewish History.Read More


German Leader Backs Off 'Apartheid' Comment

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A leading German politician acknowledged that he may have gone too far when he called Israel an “apartheid regime” on Facebook.Read More


Anti-Semitic Vandals Strike in Los Angeles

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Swastikas were drawn on cars, mailboxes and homes in a heavily Jewish Los Angeles neighborhood.Read More


Jewish Groups Join '12 Get Out Vote Drive

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A collection of national Jewish organizations has joined a get-out-the-vote campaign for the 2012 election.Read More


Controversial Ad Campaign Returns on Web

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An Israeli ad aimed at expatriates living in the U.S. that had come in for criticism by the American Jewish community has reappeared online and in an Israeli magazine.Read More


Israelis Smuggle Viagra and Cell Phones: Report

By Haaretz

Israelis’ favorite goods to smuggle last year were cell phones, Viagra and fake brand-name clothes, said the customs authorities at Ben-Gurion International Airport in their annual report.Read More





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