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Canadian Hasidic Sect Ousted From Unlikely Refuge in Guatemala

By Sofia Menchu and Jorge Dan Lopez

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.Read More


Joan Rivers Recovering After Health Scare

By Reuters

Comedian Joan Rivers rested comfortably on Friday at a New York hospital where she was admitted after she suffered cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during a vocal chord procedure, a spokeswoman said.Read More


Elizabeth Warren Defends Iron Dome Funding

By JTA

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vigorously defended her vote for increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system.Read More


Francois Hollande Calls for Gaza Demilitarization

By JTA

French President Francois Hollande called for the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip and the easing of Gaza’s blockade.Read More


Israeli Soldier Dies From Shrapnel Wounds

By JTA

An Israeli solider hit with shrapnel while on leave died, bringing to 72 the total number of people killed on Israel’s side during the most recent Gaza War.Read More


Drug Charges Dropped in Philip Seymour Hoffman Case

By Reuters

The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported.Read More


No Crime Seen in Death of Missing Yeshiva Student

By JTA

Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive.Read More


Defiant Hamas Leader Calls Gaza War 'Milestone'

By Reuters

Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only “a milestone to reaching our objective”.Read More


Football Announcer Hank Bauer Suspended for Jewish Joke

By JTA

San Diego Chargers radio analyst Hank Bauer was suspended from announcing the team’s final preseason game for invoking a Jewish stereotype in an exchange with his on-air colleague.Read More


Joan Rivers in Critical Condition — Stops Breathing During Surgery

By Gabe Friedman

Joan Rivers stopped breathing during surgery Thursday morning and was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital, TMZ.com reported.Read More


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