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Right-Wingers Arrested for Plotting Against IDF

By JTA

Six right-wing Jewish activists reportedly were arrested at their homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem for gathering intelligence on Israeli troop movements.Read More


Little Na'ama Margolese Returns to School

By Haaretz

An 8-year-old girl who became the symbol of a recent public struggle against gender segregation and religious extremism returned to school for the first time since being accosted by ultra-Orthodox men.Read More


Alan Gross Celebrates Hanukkah in Prison

By Forward Staff

Members of the Cuban Jewish community celebrated Hanukkah this week with Alan Gross, a Jewish American serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.Read More


Israeli Ministry Waits for Jewish Ruling on Women Eulogizing

By Haaretz

The Religious Services Ministry is waiting for a halachic ruling before deciding whether to allow women to give eulogies in cemeteries, even though a ministerial committee authorized them to do so, a ministry official said Wednesday.Read More


Men Charged in Tel Aviv Hit and Run Want French Trial

By Haaretz

Claude Isaacs and Eric Roubbi, two French nationals accused of killing Lee Zeitouni in a hit-and-run case in Tel Aviv last September said Thursday that a trial held in Israel would be unfair.Read More


Ron Paul: I Am No Anti-Semite

By Haaretz

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who is leading the polls in advance of next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses in Iowa, denies allegations that he has promoted anti-Semitism, saying that this would be “a betrayal of my own intellectual heritage.”Read More


Palestinians Offer New Talks for Prisoner Release

By Haaretz

The Palestinian leadership submitted a proposal to renew peace talks with with Israel that drops their long-standing demand that Israel ceases all West Bank settlement construction, a top Israeli official said on Wednesday.Read More


Atlanta Synagogue Members Face Harassment

By JTA

Members of an Atlanta-area synagogue have been facing harassment.Read More


Lithuanian Tabloid Paper Spouts Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed “disgust and outrage” over the front-page of a Lithuanian tabloid newspaper that it termed a “blatantly anti-Semitic attack on the Lithuanian Jewish community.”Read More


Australia Jews Hit by Anti-Semitic Incident

By JTA

A pig’s head was hung from a tree outside an apartment block in a heavily populated Jewish neighborhood in Sydney.Read More





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