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Israelis in New York Stage Rally for Social Change

By Haaretz

Some 100 Israelis and supporters gathered in Washington Square Park in New York City on Saturday to hold a rally in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands demonstrating for social change across the pond in their native land.Read More


Jewish High School Football Teams Battle in 'Bagel Bowl'

By JTA

Two West Coast Jewish high school football teams squared off in a game dubbed the Bagel Bowl.Read More


Weprin Leads Race for Cash in Battle Over Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

Democrat David Weprin has reportedly raised nearly twice as much as Republican Bob Turner in the fight for disgraced U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s old seat.Read More


After Booting Israeli Envoy, Turkey Threatens More Action

By Haaretz

Turkey booted the Israeli ambassador and threatened more diplomatic action. The Turks are angry that Israel has refused to apologize for a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.Read More


Israelis March From South to Netanyahu's Home

By Haaretz

Israel’ socio-economic issues pose the greatest threat to the safety of its citizens, not the threat of terrorist attacks, protesters said in a rally near the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem on Friday.Read More


Christian Group Launches Drive Against Statehood Bid

An organization that claims to represent 200 million Christians worldwide has launched a campaign opposing a U.N. vote for a unilateral Palestinian state.Read More


Protesters Disrupt Israel Philharmonic in London

By JTA

Anti-Israel protesters disrupted a live BBC broadcast of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra playing in London.Read More


Memorial to Jews Killed by Neighbors Is Vandalized in Poland

By JTA

Vandals have defaced the monument in the eastern Polish town of Jedwabne that commemorates the hundreds of Jews burned alive in a barn there by their Polish neighbors in July 1941.Read More


Boy Hurt by Foul Ball Gets Visit From Hitter

By JTA

Florida Marlins’ third baseman Greg Dobbs visited a New York hospital to see the boy he injured with his foul ball.Read More


Perry's Surge Has GOP Jews Questioning Romney

By JTA

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s surge to the front of the GOP presidential pack has Jewish Republicans reckoning with a field that suddenly looks much different than it did just a few weeks ago.Read More





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