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Jailhouse 'Bar Mitzvah' Chaplain Fined

By Forward Staff

Rabbi Leib Glanz, a fired correction chaplain famous for organizing lavish jailhouse “bar mitzvahs,” will pay a $2,500 fine for accepting a gift from an inmate. The gift, valued at $500, was given to Glanz by Tuvia Stern, a longtime fugitive apprehended in 2006 for bilking Jewish investors out of some $1.7 million.Read More


Ads Featuring Women Return to Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Advertisements featuring women are beginning to appear on billboards in parts of Jerusalem, where the absence of female images had prompted a public outcry earlier this year.Read More


Germany Relaxes Criteria for Holocaust Survivors

By JTA

Following negotiations with the Claims Conference, Germany has agreed to loosen the criteria for payment to certain survivors of ghettos.Read More


Dad: Gilad Shalit Wasn't on Hunger Strike

By Haaretz

Gilad Shalit did not go on hunger strike while in Hamas captivity, Shalit’s father Noam said in a media conference on Monday, adding a few more details concerning his son’s 5-year imprisonment in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Gap Between Israeli Rich and Poor Widens

By Haaretz

The gap between the rich and poor in Israel has substantially widened, as for most countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development , according to a new report published on Monday.Read More


Blast Destroyed Iran Missile Plant: Report

By Haaretz

A recent explosion at a military base near Tehran was a major setback for Iran’s long-range missile program and completely destroyed the base, according to American and Israeli intelligence officials, the New York Times reported on Monday.Read More


Khalidi: One State Exists Already

By Haaretz

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority should unite, unequivocally renounce violence and jettison the U.S.-led peace process which is “a corpse that has had formaldehyde pumped into its veins for over a decade” – this is the diagnosis and prescription of Professor Rashid Khalidi, one of the leading Palestinian intellectuals in the world.Read More


McCarthy 'Right in Every Word': Israeli Lawmaker

By Haaretz

Likud MK Ofir Akunis, who sponsored the bill to limit foreign funding to Israeli human rights organization, stood behind Senator Joseph’s McCarthy’s actions in the 1950s. Speaking on Sunday on the “London and Kirshenbaum” television show on Channel 10, Akunis said McCarthy – who in the 1950s presided over a committee that investigated Americans suspected of harboring Communist views – said “was right in every word, the fact is -there were Soviet agents.”Read More


Scores of Lawmakers Call for Gross' Release

By JTA

Nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers called on the government of Cuba to release imprisoned Jewish U.S. contractor Alan Gross.Read More


Fearing Death, Shalit Went on Hunger Strike

By JTA

Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit went on a hunger strike that put his life in danger shortly before his release.Read More


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