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Sirens Herald Start of Israeli Memorial Day

By JTA

A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel’s official Memorial Day.Read More


Hebrew Charter School Approved in D.C.

By JTA

A Hebrew-language charter school was approved in Washington and is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 term.Read More


Israel Ambassador Meets Zimbabwe's Mugabe

By Haaretz

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dan Shacham, Israel’s non-resident ambassador to Africa, met one of the most notorious dictators in the world, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe.Read More


Peres: Israeli Army Has Never Been Stronger

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces is stronger than ever, President Shimon Peres told bereaved families at Israel’s Memorial Day ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.Read More


'60 Minutes' Showered With Complaints

By JTA

Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a “60 Minutes” segment that blamed Israel for the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Jerusalem.Read More


Maccabiah Hoops Coach Fired by Virginia Tech

Seth Greenberg, who will coach the U.S. men’s basketball team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, was fired by Virginia Tech.Read More


Baltimore Shomrim Suspects Want Trial Moved

By JTA

Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager requested that the trial be moved out of the city because of perceived similarities between the case and the death of Trayvon Martin.Read More


El Al Mulls Split Into Two Carriers

By Haaretz

El Al Israel Airlines is considering splitting into two companies as part of a new strategic plan - a low-cost carrier and a premium carrier.Read More


Many in Hollywood Remain Loyal to Mel Gibson

By Dana Kennedy (JTA)

Jews run Hollywood, the old cliche goes. So an outsider might find it strange that one of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Warner Bros., agreed to make a movie about one of the Jewish world’s greatest heroes with a star known for going on anti-Semitic tirades.Read More


Druze Professor Named Israel's New Zealand Envoy

By JTA

A Druze professor was appointed Israel’s chief diplomat in New Zealand.Read More


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