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Ira Schwartz, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Is Leaving Post

By Devra Ferst

Ira Schwartz, who has served as the head of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for the past seven years, is leaving his post effective immediately the Jewish Exponent reported late on Friday afternoon.Read More

Brighton Beach Nursing Home Reopens Its Doors Six Months After Sandy

By Seth Berkman

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, one Brighton Beach nursing home is finally welcoming back the 180 residents who call it home.Read More

Tzipi Livni Rejects 1967 Borders as Pre-Condition to Peace Negotiations


Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, has reportedly refused to accept the 1967 border as the basis for a final Israeli-Palestinian border prior to negotiations.Read More

Hungarian Court Okays Far-Right Protest at Conference of Jewish Leaders

By Reuters

A Hungarian court has given the go ahead for a far-right protest on Saturday before an international conference of Jewish leaders in Budapest.Read More

Taking Sides in Syria War Is Tough Choice for Israel

By Reuters

The dilemma Israel faces in trying to formulate a strategy on Syria two years into its civil war is symbolised by a case being heard in a small courtroom near Tel Aviv.Read More

Upgraded Bunker Buster Could Destroy Iran Nuke


U.S. officials told Israel that the United States has new weapons capable of destroying Iran’s underground nuclear site in Fordow, an American daily reported.Read More

China Offers To Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace


China offered to broker a meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.Read More

Dutch Masterpiece Stolen by Nazis Expected To Fetch $2M at Auction

By Reuters

A 17th century Dutch masterpiece that once graced the collections of Catherine the Great’s art adviser and Russia’s Hermitage Museum before being seized by the Nazis could fetch more than $2 million at auction, Christie’s said on Friday.Read More

Church of Scotland Denies Jewish Claim to Land of Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

A report by the Church of Scotland, published this week, denies any special privilege for the Jewish people in the land of Israel and criticizes Zionism and the Christians that support it.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israelis Would Vote on Any Peace Deal

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.Read More

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