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U.S. Olympian To Represent Israel in London Games

By Haaretz

American pole-vaulter Jillian Schwartz will represent Israel at this summer’s London Olympics. The Illinois native said immigrating increased her chances of competing.Read More


Hamas Prime Minister To Visit Iran

By JTA

Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, will visit Iran.Read More


Iran More Willing To Attack U.S., Intelligence Official Says

By JTA

Iran’s leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress.Read More


U.N. Chief Calls on Israel To Make 'Goodwill' Gesture

By Haaretz

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off a series of meetings Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, beginning in Jerusalem with President Shimon Peres. Ban told Peres that Israel must make some confidence-building gestures toward the Palestinians, in order to carry on with the direct talks between the sides in Jordan.Read More


Romney Blows Out Gingrich in Florida

By Forward Staff

Mitt Romney thumped Newt Gingrich in the Florida Republican primary after a bitter battle in which both men attacked one another with negative advertising.Read More


Adelsons Deny Pushing Las Vegas Poll Switch

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has denied involvement in the decision to hold a special Republican caucus in a Nevada county to accommodate Sabbath-observant Jewish voters.Read More


Suspect Confesses in N.J. Synagogue Attacks

By JTA

The 19-year-old man charged in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues confessed to the crimes, prosecutors said.Read More


Prisoner Freed in Shalit Swap Arrested Again

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces arrested Mamun Ismyail Salame Stut, a Palestinian man who was released from Israeli prison in October as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.Read More


Bibi Holds Live Facebook Chat With Arabs

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a live Facebook chat with web surfers from the Arab world.Read More


Low Turnout in Netanyahu Party Primary

By Haaretz

Turnout for the Likud party’s primary elections was unusually low on Tuesday. By mid-afternoon, only 14 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballot to elect a new party leader and central committee.Read More





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