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Rabbi Murray Saltzman, Civil Rights Leader, Is Dead at 80

By JTA

Rabbi Murray Saltzman, a national figure in the civil rights movement and spiritual leader at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation for nearly two decades, has died.Read More


Pressure Building To Re-start Peace Talks

By JTA

Calls are mounting in Washington for the launch of new Israeli-Palestinian talks.Read More


U.S. Contractor Held in Cuba Assisted Jews

By JTA

A U.S. contractor held in Cuba since early December provided communications equipment to Cuba’s Jewish community to help them access the internet and connect with world Jewry.Read More


Israel Sends Aid to Haiti

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said three Israelis are unaccounted for in Haiti, which was struck on Tuesday by the worst earthquake the area has known in the last 200 years.Read More


Camp Foundation Names CEO

By JTA

The Foundation for Jewish Camp has tapped businessman Jeremy Fingerman as its new chief executive officer.Read More


Miep Gies, Hid Anne Frank, Dead at 100

By Ami Eden (JTA)

Miep Gies, the woman who recovered Anne Frank’s diary, has died at 100.Read More


Four Years On, Many Gaza Evacuees Are Without Permanent Homes

By Ben Harris (JTA)

More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in a small pre-fab house in this small town located about midway between the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod.Read More


Iran Reportedly Suspends Nuke Program

By JTA

Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months.Read More


Israel Airport Security Often Run by Untrained Employees

By Zohar Blumenkrantz (Haaretz)

As airports the world over tighten their security following the attempted Christmas bombing on a Northwest Airlines plane, the final security check at Ben-Gurion International Airport is being carried out by employees who have not been trained for the job, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Israel Bests Lebanon for Hummus World Record

By JTA

Israel recaptured the world record for making the largest plate of hummus, nearly doubling a record set in Lebanon less than three months ago.Read More





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