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Artifacts From Second Temple Period Uncovered in Jerusalem

By JTA

Artifacts from the Second Temple period were found in Jerusalem.Read More


U.S. Loan Guarantees for Israel Downgraded Too

By JTA

Standard & Poor’s said ratings for the loan guarantees Israel obtains from the United States dropped commensurately with its downgrading of the U.S. credit rating.Read More


Senators Demand Sanctions on Iran's Central Bank

By JTA

The Iranian regime continues to pursue avenues to circumvent both U.S. and multilateral sanctions,” says the letter to be sent Tuesday and first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal. “In the banking sector, the Central Bank of Iran lies at the center of Iran’s circumvention strategy.”Read More


Israelis in U.S. Set Up Tent City Protests

By JTA

Israelis in the United States are pitching tents in public spaces, taking up the social justice protests crisscrossing Israel.

Small tent cities have sprung up in New York’s Time Square, across the street from the White House and at a park in Los Angeles, Ynet reported.

About 200 ex-Israelis and supporters of Israel’s housing protesters demonstrated in Los Angeles’ Woodley Park Sunday, in a protest organized on Facebook, according to Ynet. The Israeli protesters said they would return to the country of their birth if the cost of living was less and the financial pressures were not as great.Read More


German City Banks on Uncovering Jewish Past

By JTA

Cologne banks on Jewish past.Read More


White House Calls on Cuba To Release Gross

By JTA

The White House called on Cuba to release Alan Gross.Read More


Small Earthquake Strikes Israel

By JTA

A small earthquake was felt in Israel, mainly on the coastal plain.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which stuck just moments before noon Sunday, was located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 44 miles northwest of Tel Aviv and 49 miles west-southwest of Haifa, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor, which measured 4.1, was felt from the lower Galilee to Raanana and along the coastal plain. No damage or injuries were reported.

In April, an earthquake centered near Crete measuring 6.0 was felt throughout Israel.Read More


Knesset Holds Emergency Session Over Growing Protests

By Ilan Lior and Gili Cohen (Haaretz) and Jonathan Lis

The Knesset has decided to break temporarily from its summer recess and hold a special session to discuss the growing social protests across Israel, at the request of the opposition parties.

The session will take place either this Wednesday or on the following Monday. Some members of the opposition, are pushing to convene the meeting next week in order to keep the protests alive.Read More


Wexler Urges Obama To Release Pollard

By JTA

Robert Wexler, one of President Obama’s closest Jewish confidantes, urged him to release Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Cuban Court Upholds Prison Sentence for Gross

By JTA

Cuba’s Supreme Court upheld a 15-year sentence for Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor held for what the Obama administration has said was his Jewish outreach.Read More





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