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Santorum Wins in Mississippi, Alabama

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Rick Santorum swept two southern states in Republican primaries, all but burying Newt Gingrich’s chance for the nomination and complicating Mitt Romney’s status as frontrunner.Read More


Push To Halt Israeli Deportation of South Sudanese

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Israeli artists and academics have called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent the deportation of refugees who came from South Sudan.Read More


Ellison Tops Jews on Forbes Billionaires List

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison is top ranked among Jewish individuals appearing on the Forbes magazine’s annual list of world billionaires, coming in at sixth with $36 billion.Read More


Futuristic Bridge Could Link Gaza, West Bank

By Haaretz

French Jewish architect Marc Mimram has an idea that borders on the utopian: to build a huge, multistoried bridge stretching 37 kilometers in order to physically connect the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the two areas under Palestinian Authority rule.Read More


Rendell Probed Over Fees From Iran Dissidents

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The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.Read More


Rockets Slam Israel Despite Cease Fire

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At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.Read More


February Set Record for Holy Land Tourism

By Haaretz

A record number of tourists entered Israel last month, a bit of good news amid concerns that the tensions in the south might stem the flow of visitors over the busy Passover season.Read More


Israeli Legislator Banned From U.S. Women's Conference

By Haaretz

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin announced Monday he is banning a delegation of MKs from attending a women’s conference in Washington this month because the United States has denied entry to MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union)Read More


Israel and Militants Agree to Gaza Ceasefire

By JTA

Egyptian officials told Reuters they had brokered a truce between Israel and Hamas to end four days of cross-border fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip.Read More


Rockets From Gaza Hit Closer to Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired more than 40 rockets at Israel on Monday, as the heavy cross-border barrage continued into its fourth day.Read More





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