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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


Rothman To Challenge Fellow Democrat

By Forward Staff

Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) has announced he will run against fellow Democrat Bill Pascrell in a newly redrawn New Jersey congressional district instead of challenging a Republican for a more GOP-friendly seat.Read More


Jerusalem Tunnel Collapse Blamed on Jewish Group

By Haaretz

A channel dug for archaeological excavations in Silwan partially collapsed on Monday near the village’s mosque. Residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood place the responsibility for the collapse on the Elad nonprofit organization and accuse Elad of endangering the mosque and nearby homes.Read More


IDF Chief Urges 'Swift and Painful' Gaza Operation

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz marked the three-year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead on Tuesday by hailing it “an excellent operation that achieved deterrence for Israel vis-a-vis Hamas.” However, he warned, cracks have emerged in that deterrence over time, and a second round of fighting in the Gaza Strip is not a matter of choice for Israel.Read More


Israel Can Use Natural Resources in the West Bank

The High Court of Justice has authorized Israel to exploit the West Bank’s natural resources for its own economic needs by rejecting a petition against the operation of Israeli-owned quarries in the territory.Read More


Iran Threatens To Block Mideast Oil

By JTA

Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.Read More


U.S. In Talks With Egypt To Keep Israel Pact

By Haaretz

The United States is engaged in secret talks with Egypt’s ruling military council geared at ensuring that the country’s democratically elected regime will maintain its peace treaty with Israel, top Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said on Tuesday.Read More


Handler, Ex-Brandeis Leader, Killed in Car Crash

By JTA

Evelyn Handler, who served as the fifth president of Brandeis University from 1983 to 1991, was killed last Friday after being struck by a car.Read More


Thousands Protest Gender Segregation

By Haaretz

Thousands of Israelis rallied to protest gender segregation in Beit Shemesh, a town that has become a symbol for the struggle against religious extremism.Read More


Germany Adds Payouts to Holocaust Victims

By JTA

Germany has agreed to changes to one of its restitution programs that will add payouts of approximately $3,300 to some 10,000 Jews, the Claims Conference announced.Read More


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