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ADL Slams 'Hanukkah Pricing' Vodka Ad

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League criticized the New York ad campaign of Wodka vodka for reinforcing anti-Semitic stereotypes.Read More


Egypt General Promises Presidential Vote in 2012

By Haaretz

Egypt will hold presidential elections by the middle of 2012, the leader of the Egyptian military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, said on Tuesday, in the wake of the regime’s violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.Read More


Tea Party's Allen West Could Be Vulnerable

By Forward Staff

A new poll shows Tea Party favorite Allen West (R-Fla.) could be vulnerable to a Democratic challenge next year in his Palm Beach-area district.Read More


Biden Meets With Leaders Over Pollard

By JTA

Vice President Joseph Biden met with several Jewish American leaders to discuss the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Death Toll Rises in Cairo Uprising

By Haaretz

Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet’s proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt’s first free election in decades.Read More


Obama Imposes New Iran Sanctions

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama issued a series of new sanctions against Iran and its nuclear program on Monday, targeting the country’s petroleum industry, but avoiding a move against the country’s central bank.Read More


Rabbi Probed Over Anti-Arab Campaign

By Haaretz

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided Tuesday to open a criminal investigation against Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, for alleged incitement to racism.Read More


Jews Rally To Save Programs for Poor

By JTA

Jewish groups joined prayer rallies and demonstrations in Washington and across the country to urge Congress to preserve federal programs for the poor.Read More


Jonathan Pollard Won't Survive for Long: Wife

By Haaretz

Jonathan Pollard’s medical condition won’t enable him to survive through another year of jail, his wife was quoted as saying in a statement on Monday, 26 years into the convicted Israeli spy’s prison sentence.Read More


American 'Pizza Hut' Spies Captured in Lebanon

By Haaretz

Dozens of spies working for the CIA were captured recently in Lebanon and Iran, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press and ABC News on Monday.Read More





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