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Egypt Scraps Pilgrimage to Rabbi's Grave

By JTA

Egypt has cancelled an annual Jewish pilgrimage to the grave of a 19th-century Moroccan rabbi.Read More


Art Spiegelman Wins Jewish Book Award

By JTA

Author and illustrator Art Spiegelman and Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld are among the winners of the 2011 National Jewish Book Awards.Read More


Obama and Netanyahu Talk Peace and Iran

By JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and Middle East peace in a phone conversation.Read More


Lewd Marine Video Spurs Global Outrage

By Forward Staff

A video purporting to show uniformed U.S. Marines joking as they urinate on the corpses of Taliban fighters is prompting outrage, promises of an investigation, but it wont likely derail peace talks between the the Afghan government and the militant group.Read More


Israel Demolishes Three Settler Outposts

By Haaretz

The Israeli Defense Forces demolished the illegal West Bank outpost Mitzpe Avichai near Kiryat Arba, in the early hours of Thursday morning.Read More


Apple Purchases Israeli Tech Company

By JTA

Apple purchased its first Israel-based company, Anobit Ltd., a flash storage solutions provider, for about $390 million.Read More


Israel Sees Spike in Organ Donation

By Haaretz

Israel had 117 kidney transplants from living donors over the past year, 64 percent more than in 2010, according to the National Transplant Center’s annual report. In August 2010 living donors began receiving compensation of several thousand shekels, which may have contributed to the increase.Read More


Anti-Semitic Spree Eyed as Insurance Scam

By JTA

An arson attack last year on cars in a predominately Jewish neighborhood of New York reportedly is being investigated as an insurance scam instead of a hate crime.Read More


Top Court Gives Religious Groups Leeway to Fire

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of religious institutions to use “ministerial exception” to fire staff, but stopped short of setting its parameters.Read More


Ross: Obama Won't Let Iran Get Bomb

By JTA

Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Iran adviser, said the president would strike Iran to keep the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.Read More





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