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Government Approves Ariel University Upgrading, Despite Fierce Objection from the Left and from Barak

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
According to the Prime Minister, “Ariel is an inseparable part of the State of Israel and it will remain an inseparable part of the country in any possible future arrangement, just like all other population blocs.

Jewish Agency Provides Emergency Assistance to Netivot Families whose Homes Were Damaged By Rocket...

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Poll: Israeli Arabs Believe Jewish Refugees Deserve Attention

A new poll released at an international conference on Justice for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries shows that a great proportion of Arab Israelis (54%) than Jewish Israelis (48%) believe issues pertaining to Jewish refugees from Arab countries deserve as much attention as those pertaining to Arab refugees from Israel’s war of independence.

Jews, Muslims, Christians Protest German Anti-Circumcision Law

Approximately 300 protesters across the religious spectrum demonstrated in eastern Berlin in favor of religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in Germany.

County Democratic Chief in Florida Resigns Over Remarks About Christians

The chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party resigned after saying that pro-Israel Christians want to see Jews "slaughtered and converted."

Israeli Named to U.N. Human Rights Committee

Yuval Shany, an Israeli professor, was named to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Israeli Gay Couple Seeking Divorce from Rabbinical Court

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage. It is unknown if the rabbinical court will provide a divorce for Uzi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama, Ynet reported.

New Hampshire’s Jew Pond Officially Renamed

A federal board changed the name of a pond in a small New Hampshire town from Jew Pond to Carleton Pond.

New Hampshire’s Jew Pond Officially Renamed

A federal board changed the name of a pond in a small New Hampshire town from Jew Pond to Carleton Pond. The name change by...

County Democratic Chief in Florida Resigns over Remarks about Christians

The chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party resigned after saying that pro-Israel Christians want to see Jews "slaughtered and converted." Mark Alan Siegel...

Jew Injured in Stoning Attack Near Kotel

23 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
Arabs threw stones at Jews walking near Goren Square, which is near the Kotel. One person was injured, and an ambulance is on its...

Iran Bypassing Sanctions on its Oil, Aided by Asian Customers and the Obama Administration

Iran is involved in hectic attempts to lower the insurance costs for its oil shipments, and, apparently these attempts are working. The U.S. and European countries are aware of the latest developments, and have begun to demand penalties for Asian countries attempting to avoid the sanctions. Many analysts predict, however, that the U.S. is not planning to enforce the sanctions with real, tough measures against countries like Japan or China.

Maryland Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Reference

A Maryland congressman apologized for referring to the Holocaust as he discussed his opposition to federal involvement in providing student loans.

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Israeli Teens 3rd Happiest Youths in the World

Israeli teens are the third happiest group of adolescents in the world, according to the findings of the Happiness Index, the results of which will be released later this month by the World Health Organization.

Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the...

Tornadoes Tear Through New York City

Two tornadoes touched down on the edges of New York City in the morning on Saturday, causing a power outage and hurling debris, but causing no serious injuries. An additional tornado warning for the area is still in effect.

Arson Attack Against Jewish Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida

An arson attack at the Achla Pita Grill in Hollywood, Florida may be linked to an arson committed at the same strip mall a year ago against another Jewish business.

Makor Rishon Buys Maariv

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Swing States Polls Suggest Obama Lead – for Now

The real election campaign is taking place outside of the sure states they usually concede to one another, and is being waged in these eight swing states.

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