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Fuel Tanker Explodes in Saudi Arabian Capital, Killing 10

A fuel tanker which slammed into a bridge at a busy intersection in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killed 10 people and injured at least 50 on Wednesday.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Moshe Kahlon Stirring Up the Next Earthquake in Israel’s Elections

This morning, it appears that Bibi's worst nightmare is about to be realized, and this one could be a sea-change that would make the Likud Beitenu move seem like a parlor trick. According to Makor Rishon, retiring minister Moshe Kahlon has made a decision to return to political life after a two-week exile, and that he is about to announce very soon, maybe even today, Thursday, the creation of a new party.

Flood of Chabad Outreach After Sandy

Despite damage and loss of power, Chabad rabbis in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy are redoubling their efforts to reach out in their communities and provide a helping hand to Jews in need.

Cairo Court Dismisses Case To Annul Camp David

The Cairo Administrative Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, calling for the annulment of the 1978 Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israel.

PA Summons Palestinian Columnist for Interrogation

Columnist Jihad Harb was summoned on Wednesday for interrogation by the Head of Public Prosecutions, on a complaint filed against him by the Chief...

PLO Sources: Fayyad Not Resigning, Proposing New Government

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has not offered his resignation, but has presented instead a plan to the PLO leadership to form a more inclusive...

Rabbi Arrested on Suspicion of Hiring Gangster to Kidnap, Blackmail, Yeshiva Student

Police suspect a Jerusalem rabbi of hiring Abutbul’s services to blackmail a Haredi man from Jerusalem whom the rabbi accused of stealing money from his home.

Glatt Mart to Save Your Frozen Food

Important Message from Glatt Mart on Avenue M in Brooklyn. We're opening up our freezers to help our neighbors that lost power. Bring your food in sealed...

22 European NGOs Seeking Ban on Trade with Israeli Settlers

Der Spiegel reported that Israel’s government records an estimated €230 million ($298 million) in produce, toys, textiles and cosmetics exported to the EU yearly from Judea and Samaria – approximately 2% of all its exports to Europe, despite a European Court of Justice ruling in 2010 excluding Jewish products from Judea and Samaria from the EU’s international customs cooperation agreements.

Flood Photos Submissions

Do you have a photo from the storm and flood? Send them in to to the Jewish Press, and we'll publish the best ones.   Fill out...

GOP Claiming a Rout in Pennsylvania Based on Absentee Ballot Returns

The website GOP.com on Monday suggested that President Obama’s campaign is trying to protect Pennsylvania, sending big gun Joe Biden to a state that...

News Prior to Halloween: PLO Chief Arafat to Rise From the Dead

News just in time for Halloween: deceased PLO terror chief Yasser Arafat will rise from the dead next month, being exhumed by criminal investigators from France to determine how he died, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Israeli Team Discovers Stem Cell “Bodyguards”

A research team headed by Professor Tsvee Lapidot of Israel’s Weizmann Institute’s immunology Department has discovered that the body’s precious stem cells – special bodies which can morph into many different types in order to provide vital services to the body in cases of need – have a little help in the immune system.

Egypt Conducts Surprise Air Defense Exercise after IAF Disrupted Its Radar En Route To...

On their alleged bombing mission, the Israeli planes succeeded in avoiding detection by the Egyptian radar system while flying over the Red Sea.

Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

European Jewish Association Calls for Protection of Ukrainian Jews

The head of the European Jewish Association has called on the Ukrainian government to ensure the safety of the country's Jews in the wake...

Conference Sessions Suggest New Fundraising Model, Praise Israel-Diaspora Cooperation

Delegates to the Jewish People Policy Institute conference proposed a new model for Jewish communal fundraising and stressed the importance of cooperation between Israel...

Netanyahu Goes to Paris, Will Meet with President Hollande, Visit Toulouse

Netanyahu will meet with Hollande at 7 AM, NY time, and will focus mainly on the Iranian nuclear program, two weeks after the European Union imposed additional sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu will most likely find in Hollande a sympathetic ally, as France is one of the leading countries in demanding imposing further sanctions against Iran.

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

Rep. Maloney Presses Feds for Generators to Help Pump Out East River Subway Tunnels

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan/Queens), spoke with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today seeking urgent Federal disaster aid for the efforts of...

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Nadler: Major Disaster Declaration for NY Will Aid in Rapid Recovery

On Tuesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) welcomed President Obama’s declaration of major disaster for New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The designation...

Diversity Festival Asked Danish Jews not to Display Israeli Flag

The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to the Copenhagen-born Jonas Herzberg Karpantschof, former chairman of the European Union of Jewish Students.

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