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Phony 'Jewish Indiana Jones' Rabbi Goes to Jail

By Forward Staff

A Baltimore rabbi dubbed the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ for his supposed efforts hunting down torahs lost in the Holocaust, has begun a four-year federal prison sentence for fraud.Read More


Al Jazeera Deal Sparks Concern for Jews

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Jewish leaders have expressed “concern” about the impending entry of the Qatari-owned Al Jazeera network to the U..S television market, citing its record of anti-Israeli coverage and support for extremist Muslim regimes.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker's Debt Plan? $1T Platinum Coin

By Reuters

If you had to flip a coin over whether Congress will raise the debt ceiling, here’s the ultimate one - a freshly minted trillion-dollar platinum coin.Read More


Ex-Rep. Patrick Kennedy Battles Pot Legalization

By Reuters

Retired Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is taking aim at what he sees as knee-jerk support for marijuana legalization among his fellow liberals, in a project that carries special meaning for the self-confessed former Oxycontin addict.Read More


Jewish Museum May Hold Looted Nazi Art

By Reuters

Vienna’s Jewish Museum holds hundreds of books and works of art that may have been stolen by Nazis, a newspaper reported on Saturday.Read More


Netanyahu Rivals Mull Grand Coalition

By Reuters

Israel’s main centre-left parties may join forces against conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Jan. 22 election that he is currently forecast to win easily, one of the challengers said on Saturday.Read More


Obama Poised To Pick Hagel for Pentagon Chief

By Reuters

President Barack Obama appeared poised on Friday to pick former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. defense secretary and the announcement may come early next week.Read More


Chuck Hagel Nod Could Spark Battle on Israel

By Haaretz/Chemi Shalev

There are increasing indications that U.S. President Barack Obama plans to push ahead with the appointment of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, setting the stage for a fierce political confirmation battle in which Israel will play a central role.Read More


Palestinian Authority Changes Name to State of Palestine

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine.Read More


Gabby Giffords Meets With Newtown Families

By Reuters

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, met with Newtown officials on Friday afternoon before heading to visit with families of the victims of last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.Read More


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