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Synagogue Bomb Plotter Gets 10 Years in Prison

By Reuters

An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison.Read More

Jewish Child Survives Mom's Suicide Plunge

By Seth Berkman and Anne Cohen

A Jewish infant who was strapped to his mother when she jumped out of an eighth-floor window has miraculously survived the fall, only suffering bruises.Read More

Did Pope Francis Stay Silent on Argentina 'Dirty War'?

By Reuters

The Vatican on Friday strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship.Read More

San Diego Student Group Supports Israel Boycott Motion


A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.Read More

Obama Won't Trip Over Netanyahu's Iran 'Red Line'

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Israel next week at the onset of spring - the “red line” previously drawn by his host, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to trigger an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites.Read More

Passover Without Wine? For Jewish Addicts, Sober Seders Are Life-Saver


It’s rare that an Orthodox rabbi chooses to omit an important Jewish ritual in his holiday celebrations.Read More

Man Dies and Dozen Hospitalized from Heat at Tel Aviv Marathon


One man died and 12 people suffered serious medical complications during a marathon held in Tel Aviv despite government warnings of extremely hot weather.Read More

Pope Francis Offers Hand of Friendship to Jews

By Reuters

Pope Francis reached out on Thursday to Rome’s Jewish community, saying he hoped he would be able to contribute to furthering good relations between Catholics and Jews.Read More

Eric Schneiderman Demands NFL Create Gay-Friendly Policy

By Seth Berkman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote a letter on Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to create a policy that would not tolerate discrimination or harassment on basis of sexual orientation.Read More

Obama Vows To Block Iran From Making Bomb

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States has significant capabilities to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and he was keeping all options on the table.Read More

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