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Toulouse Suspect May Have Al Qaeda Links

By JTA

Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, as French police surrounded the home of their prime suspect.Read More


Release of Cuban Spy Raises Gross Hopes

By JTA

The wife of Alan Gross welcomed a judge’s decision to temporarily release a convicted Cuban spy to visit his ailing brother and said she hoped the Cuban government would grant a similar request to her husband.Read More


Settlers Cannot Claim Stolen Farmland: Court

By Haaretz

The Israeli Supreme Court set a precedent on Tuesday ruling that an Ottoman law, under which settlers could get custody of agricultural land by showing they had been farming it for a decade or longer, was not enough to grant ownership of the land.Read More


France Launches Largest Manhunt for Killer

By Haaretz

France is on its highest state of alert since 2003. Thousands of police investigators (DCRI) are hunting the gunman who killed four at a Jewish school.Read More


Hadassah Hospital Opens New Tower

By JTA

Hadassah Hospital opened a new $363 million tower that will relieve patient overcrowding.Read More


Reform Movement Launches Daily Prayer App

By JTA

The iPad app for the Mishkan T’filah, the Reform movement’s daily prayer book, was launched.Read More


French Neo-Nazis Quizzed on Toulouse Killings

By JTA

Three former French soldiers who were believed to be involved in the shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse were questioned and released by French police.Read More


Prisoners Traded for Shalit Plot New Kidnap

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoners who were freed in the October deal to secure the release of captive soldier Gilad Shalit are plotting to abduct Israeli civilians or soldiers and smuggle them out of the West Bank, the recently retired head of the army’s Central Command told Haaretz.Read More


Digital Einstein Archive To Be Expanded

By Haaretz

A 1930 letter by Albert Einstein proposing that Jewish and Arab sages work together to find a solution to the Jewish-Arab conflict will now be available online, as part of a project to expand the digital version of the Einstein archives, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced yesterday.Read More


E.U. Chief Says Comments on Toulouse, Gaza 'Distorted'

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton denied Tuesday that she intended to parallel Monday’s attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, saying that he comments were “grossly distorted.”Read More





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