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New Zealand Jews Refute Israeli Spy Claims

By JTA

Jewish leaders in New Zealand reacted angrily to explosive allegations that Israeli backpackers caught in February’s massive earthquake may have been spies.Read More


Bibi Tells Arab TV He Is Ready for Talks Anywhere

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with a pan-Arab television station that he is ready to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks immediately.Read More


Glenn Beck Switches Site of Jerusalem Rally

By JTA

Talk show host Glenn Beck said he is moving the location of his planned Jerusalem rally over security concerns.Read More


Amid Murdoch Scandal, Some Fear Pro-Israel Media Voice Will Be Muted

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Pro-Israel leaders in the United States, Britain and Australia are warily watching the unfolding of the phone-hacking scandal that is threatening to engulf the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corp.Read More


Israel Handles New Gaza Flotilla With Ease

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

What was originally meant to be a huge flotilla of 20 ships carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists to Gaza, had over the past two months slowly dwindled away until the grandiose plans ended Tuesday with a single 16-passenger yacht.Read More


Jews Slam Acquittal of Accused Hungarian War Criminal

By JTA

Jewish officials are viewing the acquittal of accused war criminal Sandor Kepiro in Hungary as an outrage and a betrayal.Read More


Chicago Jewish Community Grows to Nearly 300,000

By JTA

The Chicago Jewish community grew by 8 percent over the past decade, or more than 21,000 people, according to a new demographic study.Read More


Israel Intercepts Lone Gaza Flotilla Boat

The Israel Navy on Tuesday intercepted the French yacht Dignite-Al Karame after it had refused to stop heading toward the Gaza shore.Read More


Defense Suggests Suspect in Leiby Kletzky Killing May Claim Insanity

By Forward Staff

Lawyers for suspected killer Levi Aron suggested they may pursue an insanity defense.Read More


Rabbi and Wife Charged With Beating Man To Accept Divorce

By JTA

Federal authorities filed charges of kidnapping against a New Jersey rabbi and his wife for allegedly detaining and threatening to kill a recalcitrant husband.Read More





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