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Jewish Groups Express Concern Over Obama Budget

By JTA

Jewish organizations are expressing concerns at cost-cutting proposals in President Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget for 2013.Read More


Israel Project: Latinos Are Hostile to Israel

By Haaretz

Americans of Hispanic origin, the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, are relatively hostile towards Israel because they are ignorant about Middle East affairs and are influenced by traditional anti-Israeli Catholic views, according to the Israel advocacy group, The Israel Project (TIP).Read More


Barak Blames Iran for Bangkok Bombing

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday that the attempted bombing in Bangkok proves that Iran and its proxies continue operating in the ways of terror.Read More


Israeli Wounded in India Attack Stabilized

By JTA

The Israeli diplomat’s wife wounded in a car bomb attack in New Delhi is in stable condition following surgery to remove shrapnel.Read More


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





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