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Israel Captures 150 Palestinians in Gaza

By JTA

Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers.Read More


Anti-Israel Protests Mar Austria Soccer Match

By Reuters

Protesters against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli soccer players at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end.Read More


How Hamas Exacts Record High Toll on Israeli Soldiers in Gaza

By Noah Browning

Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve.Read More


Kosher Grocery Store Fires Worker for Blasting Israel

By Rachel X. Landes

A worker was fired from his job at a Long Island kosher grocery store after he spoke out against Israel.Read More


French Jews Live in Fear Amid Attacks

By Reuters

Many members of France’s Jewish community are living in fear after pro-Palestinian protests in recent weeks were marred by violence and use of anti-Semitic language, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday.Read More


Israel Flight Ban Lifted as Gaza Toll Keeps Spiralling

By Reuters

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.Read More


Bernie Madoff Judge Scammed by Fake 'Bio-Electric Scanners' Motion

By Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond

Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme relied on reams of fake trading documents to fool regulators for decades.Read More


Obama Administration Pushes For $225 Million for Iron Dome System

By JTA

The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.Read More


Police Hunt Mystery Car in Dan Markel Murder

By Forward Staff

Florida police are hunting for a mystery car spotted in the neighborhood of law professor Dan Markel around the time he was shot and killed in his home Friday.Read More


Hamas Wants Humanitarian Truce Not Ceasefire

By Reuters

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms.Read More





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