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Israelis Safe After Cruise Ship Disaster

By Haaretz

Seven Israelis were rescued from an Italian cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast. There was no accounting for more than 100 Americans on board.Read More


Haredi Leader: Most of Us Are Not Extremists

By Haaretz

Most ultra-Orthodox Israelis want to work and sought to take part in last summer’s cost-of-living protests, but extremists in the community - including its politicians - have prevented them from doing so, said MK Chaim Amsellem yesterday.Read More


Israel Denies CIA Impersonation Report

By Haaretz

A senior Israeli government official has called “absolute nonsense” a report in Foreign Policy that Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran.Read More


U.S. Rejects Columbia Civil Rights Claim

By Naomi Zeveloff

Federal authorities rejected a civil rights complaint that claimed an Orthodox student was told to avoid a class because the professor is critical of Israel.Read More


Israel Warns of Terror Threat in Thailand

By Haaretz

Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned Israeli citizens on Friday to stay away from Thailand’s capital, following the arrest of a Hezbollah militant suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the city.Read More


Canadian Conservative Shul Hosts Gay Wedding

A Winnipeg synagogue is about to become the first Conservative shul in Canada to host a same-sex wedding ceremony.Read More


Ex-Congressman Jailed for Helping Hamas Charity

By JTA

A former Michigan congressman and deputy UN ambassador was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison on for assisting a charity accused of funding Hamas and other terrorist groups.Read More


New Jersey Rabbi Recounts Terrifying Firebomb Attack

By Forward Staff

New Jersey rabbi recounts terrifying firebomb attackRead More


Cantor Delegation Tours Middle East

By JTA

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.Read More


Placido Domingo Wins Wolf Prize for Arts

By JTA

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has been named a recipient of Israel’s 2012 Wolf Prize.Read More





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