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Israel Defend New Settlement Expansion Plan

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the finalizing of a plan to build nearly 800 apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.Read More


Jewish Doctor Beaten to Death in Ukraine

By JTA

A Jewish doctor in Lviv, Ukraine, was beaten to death by an assailant identified by some local news sources as a 26-year-old Arab.Read More


Obama and Romney Clash on Birth Control Coverage

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Mitt Romney and President Obama in an American Jewish Committee questionnaire each pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to preserve and enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship.Read More


Jewish Groups Hail Court Decision on Gay Marriage

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Three Jewish groups welcomed a U.S. court’s decision declaring as unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricts the definition of marriage to that between a man and a woman.Read More


Netanyahu Cheers Capture of Flotilla Boat

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Israeli military’s operation to seize a Swedish-owned ship attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.Read More


George McGovern Dies at 90

By Reuters

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, a liberal Democrat and fierce opponent of the Vietnam War whose 1972 presidential race against Richard Nixon led to one of the worst electoral defeats in U.S. history, died on Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.Read More


Israel Welcomes Report of Direct Talks With Iran

By Reuters

Israel’s vice prime minister said on Sunday he would welcome direct talks between the United States and Iran if they were aimed at halting what Israel sees as plans by the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear weapon.Read More


Amid Attacks, 'Kippah' Rally Backs Swedish Jews

By JTA

About 300 people demonstrated in Malmo, Sweden in support of the Jewish community.Read More


Palestinian Vote Offers Small Dose of Democracy

By Reuters

Palestinians voted in local elections in the Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday, their first vote for six years and one with little choice, out of step with democratic revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world.Read More


Narrowest House Hosts Author Etgar Keret

By JTA

The narrowest house in the world, which will host Israeli writer Etgar Keret, was officially opened in Warsaw.Read More


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