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Aly Raisman Rides 'Hava Nagila' to Win

By Haaretz

Gymnast Alexandra Raisman rode a masterful performance to win the Olympic qualifying round and grab a chance to go for gold in the finals.Read More


Israel Must Find Home for Palestinian Village

By JTA

Israel has 30 days to arrrange a living situation for 27 Palestinian families whose homes are set to be demolished, the Israeli High Court ruled.Read More


Aly Raisman Moves to Gymnastics Finals

By Reuters

Aly Raisman finished first in gymnastics qualifying, setting up a race for gold later this week. She bumbed off teammate Jordyn Weber.Read More


Iran Behind New Delhi Blast: Indian Police

By Haaretz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard was behind the February terrorist attack on the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, an investigation by India Police has found.Read More


Palestinians Slam Romney for Jerusalem Comment

By JTA

A former Palestinian chief negotiator said that Mitt Romney’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “unacceptable.”Read More


Stone Seal May Prove Tale of Samson

By Haaretz

A small stone seal found recently in the excavations of Tel Beit Shemesh could be the first archaeological evidence of the story of the biblical Samson.Read More


San Diego Eighth-Grader Wins Google Science Award

By JTA

An eighth-grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition.Read More


Romney Caps Day With Bibi Family Dinner

By Nathan Jeffay

In the last of Mitt Romney’s engagements of the day, the presidential hopeful took his family to dinner with the Netanyahus.Read More


Romney Meets With Palestinians' Salam Fayyad

By Nathan Jeffay

Mitt Romney held a brief meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad this afternoon, but in Ramallah it is being viewed as a small gesture in an Israel-dominated trip.Read More


Pelosi: GOP Seeks To Exploit Jewish Voters

By JTA

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that Republicans exploit Jewish voters for political gain.Read More





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