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Serial Killers Hunted for 'Jewish-Sounding' Victims

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A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders said they intended to “kill more Jews,” according to court documents.Read More


American Jews Upbeat on Shalit Release Deal

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American Jewish organizations that were deeply involved in campaigns to raise awareness about captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit’s case issued some cautiously optimistic statements in reaction to news of a deal to release Shalit approved by the Israeli government early Wednesday morning.Read More


Shin Bet Chief Says Israel Got Good Deal in Shalit Swap

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Shin Bet security service director Yoram Cohen said Wednesday that the prisoner swap agreement reached between Israel and Hamas, with Egyptian mediation, to free Gilad Shalit included the best terms possible for Israel in regards to security.Read More


Israel Cabinet Approves Deal for Shalit's Release

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted early Wednesday morning to approve a prisoner swap that will see Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier that has been in Hamas captivity for the last five years, return to Israel.Read More


Shalit Release Deal Expected To Pass

By Haaretz

Hours following initial reports of a deal to secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet is expected Tuesday to easily pass the prisoner swap with Hamas.Read More


Netanyahu Vows to Bring Home Shalit 'Within Days'

By Haaretz

Abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2006, will return to Israel within days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, minutes after a deal that would secure Shalit’s release was announced.Read More


Inside Story Behind Deal for Gilad Shalit's Release

By Haaretz

The dramatic cabinet meeting planned to discuss the details of a deal to release abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was convened Tuesday evening after a breakthrough in talks geared at Gilad Shalit’s release over the past few days, in negotiations held in Cairo and mediated by Egyptian and German officials.Read More


Israel Protesters Plan National Strike

By JTA

Social justice protesters in Israel say they will hold a nation’s strike at the end of the month.Read More


Woman Sues, Claiming 'Drive' Is Anti-Semitic

By JTA

A Michigan woman has filed a lawsuit over the film “Drive,” charging that the trailer was misleading and that the movie is anti-Semitic.Read More


1939 Einstein Letter Goes on the Block

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A letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish New York businessman is up for sale.Read More





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