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Hamas Offers Details of Gilad Shalit Capture

By JTA

Hamas published operational details about its abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Private Funeral Held for Amy Winehouse

By Forward Staff

Amy Winehouse’s family held a private funeral for the troubled Jewish soul singer, who was found dead on Saturday of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 27.Read More


Ancient Altar Shows Ties Between Jews and Philistines

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

A stone altar from the 9th century BCE was found in an archeological dig on Tel Tzafit, a site identified with the biblical Philistine city of Gat. The altar is reminiscent of Jewish altars from the same period and sheds light on the cultural links between the two peoples, who fought each other for centuries.Read More


Palestinians Must Have State, Erekat Says

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat vigorously condemned both Israel and the United States during a briefing to over 90 Palestinian envoys in Istanbul.Read More


Israeli Orchestra Will Play Wagner Piece in Germany

By JTA

The Israel Chamber Orchestra plans to perform a composition by Richard Wagner in Germany, breaking an Israel taboo against playing the anti-Semitic composer’s music.Read More


Jewish Couple First on Line for Gay Wedding

By JTA

Two elderly Jewish women were the first same-sex couple to marry in New York City.Read More


Beck Compares Norway Massacre Victims to Hitler Youth

By JTA

Right-wing talk-show host Glenn Beck on his syndicated radio show likened the victims of the shooting at a Norwegian summer camp to young members of the Nazi Party.Read More


Czech Republic Will Boycott U.N. Racism Conference

By JTA

The Czech Republic became the first European Union country to say it would boycott the the United Nations-sponsored Durban III conference.Read More


Teens Mauled by Bear on Alaska Trip

Teens were mauled by brown bear.Read More


Redistricting Reform Could Cause Trouble for Jewish Reps

Redistricting reform could cause problems for Jewish representatives.Read More





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