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Brooklyn Police Hunt Anti-Semitic Vandals

By Forward Staff

New York police are reportedly hunting for anti-Semitic vandals who spray-painted swastikas and hateful messages in a Brooklyn neighborhood over the weekend.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Battle Police in Beit Shemesh

By Haaretz

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police, tossed stones and tried to block off roads in Beit Shemesh on Sunday, after six prominent members of the community were arrested earlier in the day on tax fraud and money laundering charges.Read More


Florida Family Funds Bibi's Election Campaign

By Haaretz

Members of a single American family have donated half of the NIS 330,000 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has raised for his Likud party primary campaign in the past few weeks. Four members of the Falic family from Florida are responsible for contributing some NIS 165,000, or about $45,000.Read More


Vandals Destroy Holocaust Memorial in Rome

By JTA

The destruction of a newly installed Holocaust memorial in Rome triggered angry reaction from Jews and city officials.Read More


Gilad Shalit Joins Facebook

By Haaretz

Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier who was released from captivity in October after five and a half years, has recently opened a Facebook page.Read More


Mel Gibson Rant Victim Gets Day in Court

By JTA

The sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson and was the subject of his anti-Semitic rant should be able to take his workplace discrimination case before a jury, a Los Angeles judge ruled.Read More


Synagogue Firebombing Reward Is Raised

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League has raised its reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for throwing firebombs into a New Jersey synagogue.Read More


Israel Flunks Nuclear Safety Tests

By Haaretz

Israel came close to the bottom of a new survey examining the security conditions of nuclear materials held in 32 different countries.Read More


Top General Heads to Israel as Iran Fears Rise

By Haaretz

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday for talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and other senior defense and intelligence officials.Read More


Thais Hunt Terrorist Aiming to Target Jews

Thailand’s intelligence services launched a manhunt Friday for a Hezbollah operative who is part of a terror cell planning attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Bangkok.Read More





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