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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

New Ground Zero Imam: Jail Apostates    Those who leave Islam and preach against the Muslim religion must be jailed, declared the imam who has...

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Group Calling For Beck's Ouster Tied To Soros, Liberal Activists    An organization leading a crusade demanding that Fox News fire host Glenn Beck is...

Debate Continues To Rage Over Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’ Charge

WASHINGTON - The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin's claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a "blood libel" against her.

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Arizona Shooter Tied To Larger Radical Nexus     Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in Saturday's Arizona fatal shooting that left six dead and...

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Specifics Surface On Possible Syria-Israel Deal    The Obama administration has drawn up a plan for Israel to give much of the strategic Golan Heights...

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman – Set To Join Muslim Superhero...

Islamist propaganda is taking a new tack, and for comic book fans, it's the irony to end all ironies: Superman, created by two nice Jewish boys from Cleveland and rife with Jewish themes and imagery, is hooking up with a band of Muslim superheroes to pursue truth, justice, and the Muslim way - which would presumably include putting an end to the existence of Israel, a basic religious tenet of jihadi Islam.

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U.S. Pressing For Israel-Syria Talks    The Obama administration is pressing Israel to enter into negotiations with Syria leading to an Israeli retreat from the...

As City Bungles Snow Cleanup, Communal Organizations Fill Void

The city that never sleeps was brought to a virtual standstill this week as a blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on the New York metropolitan area - and countless miles of streets remained unplowed and all but impassable several days after the flakes stopped falling.

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Israel, Saudi Arabia Working Together Against Iran    Israel and Saudi Arabia have stepped up their behind-the-scenes coordination to deal with the threat of Iranian...

Texas Brouhaha Seen As Jewish ‘Test Case’ For Tea Party Movement

WASHINGTON - In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in.

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Obama Apparently Okay With Latin Countries' Recognition Of Palestinian State    Palestinian officials tell this column the Obama administration is only giving lip service to...

In Major Turnaround, Israel, Greece Fostering A Closer Relationship

ATHENS - Israel's ambassador to Greece, Arye Mekel, was on the phone with a journalist earlier this month when the call came in that Israel's Carmel region was up in flames. The Israeli prime minister needed to speak urgently with his Greek counterpart.

In Major Turnaround, Israel, Greece Fostering A Closer Relationship

ATHENS - Israel's ambassador to Greece, Arye Mekel, was on the phone with a journalist earlier this month when the call came in that Israel's Carmel region was up in flames. The Israeli prime minister needed to speak urgently with his Greek counterpart.

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WikiLeaks Co-Founder Charges Website With Selling Classified Information   One of the early members and co-founders of the tight-knit, secretive WikiLeaks operation charged today that...

The Mt. Carmel Inferno: Eyewitness Account

HAIFA - Bulgarian firefighters have agreed to let me tag along with them as they make their way up the gullies in the Carmel Forest, seeking out flames still burning uncontrolled.

Carmel Fire Aftermath: Mourning, Assessing, Finger Pointing

JERUSALEM - In the aftermath of the deadliest fire in Israel's history, Israelis this week set to the task of burying the dead, cleaning up and figuring out what exactly went wrong - and who is to blame.

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WikiLeak Document: Netanyahu Doesn't Want Israel Governing West Bank    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of visiting U.S. lawmakers he does not want...

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Hamas Chief Pessimistic On Peace Prospects    The political chief of Hamas believes the new "pro-Israel" Congress will put the kibosh on President Obama's attempts...

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PA Official: U.S. Does Not Support Israeli Lease Of Jordan Valley    A U.S. proposal for a deal with the Palestinian Authority did not include...

New Freeze Talk Imperils Netanyahu’s Coalition

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing his first serious coalition crisis after tentatively agreeing to a new 90-day construction freeze in Judea and Samaria in return for several financial, military and political incentives from President Obama.

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Hamas Imports 'Game Changing' Weapons    Hamas succeeded in bringing into the Gaza Strip "game changing" weapons, a top member of Hamas's military wing claimed to...

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Netanyahu Fears U.S. Policy Post-November 2    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fears the policies President Obama will enact toward Israel after this week's midterm elections,...

After Bomb Attempt, Jewish Institutions Reexamine Security

Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday's mail bombing attempt of two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

After Bomb Attempt, Jewish Institutions Reexamine Security

Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday's mail bombing attempt of two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

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Carter To Work For Anti-Israel Sanctions    Former president Jimmy Carter told the Palestinian government he would work privately to push for U.S. and international...

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