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Ramah Camper Dies During Rafting Trip

An 11th grade camper at Camp Ramah Darom was killed during an accident on a white-water rafting trip.Read More


Bob Dylan Wows Crowds in Tel Aviv

By Ben Shalev (Haaretz)

Those who cast doubt on Bob Dylan’s ability to perform were forced to eat their words after his excellent performance on Monday night.Read More


Obama: U.S., Israel Must Assess Mideast With 'Fresh Eyes'

By JTA

President Obama told Jewish donors to his reelection campaign that Israel and the United States must assess the new Middle East with “fresh eyes.”Read More


In Portland, Ore., Jewish Population Skyrockets

By JTA

Twice as many Jews are living in Portland, Ore., than was previously believed, according to a demographic study.Read More


Yale To Launch New Anti-Semitism Program

By JTA

Yale University is launching a new program for the study of anti-Semitism, the school’s provost said in a statement.Read More


Charlotte Bloomberg, Mother of N.Y.C. Mayor, Is Dead at 102

By JTA

Charlotte Bloomberg, the mother of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a “constant source of encouragement and wisdom for him,” died June 19 at her home in Medford, Mass., at 102.Read More


Before IAEA, Israel To Stress Safety of Its Nuclear Reactors

By Yossi Melman (Haaretz)

The Israeli Atomic Energy Commission will announce today that it is stepping up its supervision of two nuclear reactors in Israel and the handling of nuclear waste. The new measures will be mentioned in the speech which Dr. Shaul Horev, head of the commission, will make before a special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA ).Read More


Israeli Navy Makes Preparations To Stymie Flotilla

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Israel’s navy is going ahead with preparations to stymie a planned flotilla slated to attempt to break the blockade on Gaza in two weeks, despite the fact that the Turkish group IHH has pulled out of the effort.Read More


Human Rights Activist Yelena Bonner Dies

By JTA

Yelena Bonner, a Soviet human rights activist who was married to the late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, has died.Read More


Sarkozy, Merkel Call for Gilad Shalit's Release

By Amos Harel (Haaretz)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a joint call Friday for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit as part of a deal with Hamas.Read More





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