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Jewish Vets Reconsidered for Higher Honors

By JTA

Congress approved a requirement for the U.S. military to review World War I records to determine whether Jews who received decorations should be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.Read More


Tikkun Editor's Home Vandalized Again

By JTA

The northern California home of Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Tikkun magazine, was vandalized for the fourth time in the last year.Read More


Congress Extends Israel Alt-Energy Deal

By JTA

The U.S. Congress maintained funding for a cooperative agreement with Israel that develops energy alternatives.Read More


Federal Judge Rejects Demjanjuk Claim

By JTA

A federal judge in Cleveland rejected a claim by convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk that U.S. prosecutors withheld documents that could have helped his case.Read More


Palestinian Unity Government Will Be Sworn in Next Month

By Haaretz

Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a unity government by January 2012, an official for the Gaza-ruling militant group said on Wednesday, following months of failed talks geared at achieving Palestinian reconciliation.Read More


S. American Bloc Signs Trade Pact With PA

By JTA

A bloc of South American countries has signed a free trade agreement with the Palestinian Authority.Read More


In D.C., Parties and Well Wishes as Hanukkah Begins

By Haaretz

In the U.S., Hanukkah starts with storms and blizzards at the Great Plains, followed by concerts and all sorts of creative entertainments, from latkes eating contests to parrot races in communities throughout the country. President Obama, who already threw his Hanukkah party at the White House a week and a half ago, sent his holiday wishes. This time, despite the presidential elections in the air, he did so without mentioning his support for Israel even once (which is not bad at all, considering the controversy the issue seems to provoke each time it is mentioned in this season).Read More


Thousands of Troops Desert Syrian Army

By Haaretz

More than 10,000 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army, sources say, with as many as half the conscripts not reporting in the last three call-ups.Read More


Joint Chiefs: Iran Military Strike 'Executable'

By Haaretz

The United States is capable of carrying out a military strike on Iran, according to U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.Read More


Brooklyn Lawmaker Quits Over Bribery Claim

By JTA

A New York lawmaker who had strong Orthodox Jewish backing because he rejected a gay rights initiative quit after pleading guilty to charges that he funneled bribes through his gay lover.Read More


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