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Anti-Semitic Vandalism Suspect Is Jewish

By JTA

A New Brunswick, N.J., man who was charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park reportedly is Jewish.Read More


Sarkozy Was Mad About Shalit Deal

By Haaretz

What made French President Nicolas Sarkozy call Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a liar? He was reportedly angry about being sidelined from Gilad Shalit release talks.Read More


Video Shows Strauss-Kahn After Encounter

The French news channel BFM-TV published a video clip on Thursday, displaying security camera footage displaying former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving a New York hotel that was the scene of an alleged sexual misconduct incident from May of this year.Read More


Shapiro: Israel, U.S. Cooperating on Iran

By Haaretz

U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said Thursday that Washington has been fully cooperating with Israel when it comes to the Iran and its nuclear program.Read More


Hamas Demands Palestinian Elections Be Held in East Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Hamas will only agree to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next May if voting takes place in East Jerusalem and Hamas is allowed to participate, Haaretz has learned - a condition to which Israel will almost certainly object.Read More


Beastie Boys To Be Inducted in Rock Hall of Fame

By JTA

The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.Read More


Adelsons Donate $25 Million to Yad Vashem

By JTA

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have given their second $25 million donation to Yad Vashem, making it the largest-ever combined contribution to the facility from a private donor.Read More


Gingrich: John Bolton Would Be Secretary of State

By Forward Staff

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said that, if elected, he would appoint John Bolton Secretary of State. The hawkish Bolton served as America’s United Nations Ambassador under President George W. Bush. Gingrich, whose poll numbers have risen sharply in recent weeks, said that moving the U.S. Embassy from Israel to Jerusalem would be one of his first moves upon taking the oath of office. Gingrich was among the GOP contenders who spoke Wednesday at a candidates forum, hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition.Read More


Report: Israel's Jewish Birth Rate Up 20%

By JTA

Birth rates among Israel’s Jews are on the rise compared with those of Arab citizens, population data reveal.Read More


Army Boss Apologizes for Female Soldier Jokes

By JTA

The chief of Israel’s armed forces apologized for joking about boycotts by some religious soldiers of female entertainment troupes.Read More





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