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One Israeli Killed in Gaza Rocket Barrage

Some 20 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Saturday, killing one man and wounding four others.Read More


12 Americans Killed in Afghan Attack

By Forward Staff

A suicide bomber killed at least 12 American servicemembers in an attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul, news reports said.Read More


'Seinfeld' Star Sees Both Sides of Israel

Renowned Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander arrived in Israel earlier this week, with the media questioning the sincerity of his efforts to bring “serenity now” to Israel and the conflict. But the OneVoice Delegation Tour - an eclectic group of business professionals and philanthropists from the U.S. and Europe - strives to be more than yet another celebrity tour for a trendy cause.Read More


Israel Slams Abbas in Letter to U.N.

By Haaretz

Israel sent a letter to the United Nations Thursday slamming Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas for failing to condemn Wednesday’s rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.Read More


Black Market Dealer Made $420,000 On Kidneys

By Forward Staff

A Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to peddling black market kidneys from Israel, federal prosecutors said.Read More


Social Justice Protests Returning to Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Almost two months after staging a huge end-of-summer demonstration in Tel Aviv, the social protesters will be returning to the streets Saturday night.Read More


Israeli Prof Charged Over Facebook Status

By Haaretz

Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan instructed the police to open a criminal investigation against Dr. Ayal Nir, a lecturer at Ben- Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, over a status on his Facebook page in which he called on the world to “break the necks of right-wing activists.”Read More


Obama Will Speak at URJ Event

By Forward Staff

President Barack Obama will speak at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial in December, the URJ announced.Read More


Oprah Winfrey Meets With Hasidim for Show

By JTA

Oprah Winfrey visited Chasidic Jews and a mikvah in Brooklyn for a new television series.Read More


Grapel To Bibi: Prison Was Hard but Fair

By Haaretz

Ilan Grapel, an American-Israeli citizen jailed in Cairo on suspicion of espionage for over four months, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Thursday after he was released. Grapel told the prime minister that he underwent difficult times in prison, but was treated fairly.Read More





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