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Shimon Peres Will Skip Olympics Over Shabbat

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres canceled his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London after failing to find a way to attend the opening ceremony without desecrating the Jewish Sabbath.Read More


Amy Winehouse's Family To Light Mourning Candle

By JTA

The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.Read More


Campaign Stokes Memory of Argentina Bombing

By JTA

An annual campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center calls on the public to “feed the memory.”Read More


U.S. Diplomat Assures Egypt on Aid

By JTA

On his way to another round in the U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue, deputy U.S. Secretary of State, William Burns met with the new Egyptian president and said the United States was “fully committed” to assistance for Egypt.Read More


White House Blasts Israeli Report on Occupation

By JTA

The Obama administration criticized an Israeli panel finding that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.Read More


Polish Righteous Gentiles Honored by Israel

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At twin ceremonies Israel honored non-Jewish Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and who have preserved Jewish memory since World War II.Read More


Shelley Berkley Probed Over Kidney Program

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee launched an investigation into pro-Israel Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), potentially complicating her bid for the U.S. Senate.Read More


Jews' 'Ethnic' Category Scrapped for Testing

By Haaretz

Jews should no longer be categorized by their ethnic origin when being tested for hereditary conditions, says the Health Ministry. The mixing of Jewish communities - mixed heritage - has rendered such categorization pointless, the ministry’s community genetics department says.Read More


Ehud Olmert Cleared in Graft Case

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was exonerated on corruption charges which prompted his resignation from office four years ago.Read More


80,000 More Holocaust Victims To Get Payments

By JTA

Germany has agreed to provide restitution payments to an additional 80,000 Jews in what Claims Conference officials are describing as a historic breakthrough.Read More





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