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Paris – French Chief Rabbi Says Will Not Quit Over Plagiarism Scandal

Paris - Gilles Bernheim, the grand rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and to deception about his academic credentials. ...

Norwich, England – Jews Bury 17 Medieval Massacre Victims Discovered At Bottom Of Well

Norwich, England - The remains of 17 bodies, discovered at the bottom of a well in the city of Norwich in 2004, were given a Jewish burial in Earlham Cemetery in Norwich. The Bo...

Israel – Likud Beytenu And Yesh Atid Sign Coalition Deal, Excluding Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition deal Friday with rival parties to form the next government, a spokesman said, in an agreement that was stalled...

Israel – Infant Critically Hurt In Traffic Accident Caused By Stone Throwing Palestinians

Israel - A three-year-old girl was critically injured in the West Bank on Thursday night when the car she was traveling in veered into an oncoming truck after it was hit by stone-t...

Israel – Netanyahu Strike Coalition Deal Excluding Ultra-Religious

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement Thursday to form a new coalition government that is expected to try to curb years of preferential treatme...

Jerusalem – Politics Clouding Obama’s Coming Visit To Israel

Jerusalem - A week before President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the region, Middle East politics are already casting a cloud over the visit as Israeli and Palestinian official...

Israel – US Envoy: Obama Trip Is Key Sign Of Close Bilateral Ties

Israel - The visit to Israel by US President Barack Obama sends a key message of support not only to Israel and the US public, but also to others who see the warmth of  the relatio...

Israel – Schalit Signs Petition Urging Obama To Release Pollard

Israel - Former kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit became the latest well-known Israeli to sign a petition Monday calling upon US President Barack Obama to commute the life sentence o...

Sofia – Bulgaria Admits Failing To Save Thousands Of Jews From Nazi Death Camps

Sofia, Bulgaria - Bulgarians on Sunday commemorated public protests that led to the rescue of more than 48,000 Jewish countrymen from deportation to Nazi death camps. Ceremonies...

Jerusalem – 3 Charedim Arrested Protesting Archeological Diggings

Jerusalem - Three haredim were arrested on Sunday morning while attempting to disrupt archeological diggings in Jerusalem, police said. The haredim were demonstrating against th...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash At Jerusalem Mosque

Jerusalem - Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in...

Washington – Obama Meets American Jewish Leaders Ahead Of Israel Trip

Washington - President Barack Obama hosted leaders of major American Jewish organizations at the White House on Thursday as he sought to smooth the way for his first presidential ...

Jerusalem – Prisoner Flees Rabbinical Court Through Window

Jerusalem - A 40-year-old prisoner who refused to give his wife a divorce according to Jewish law escaped during a hearing at the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon....

Israel – Yesh Atid Sees No Place For Haredim In Next Government

Israel - Yesh Atid has made it clear that they see no place for haredim in the next government, Likud Beytenu said following talks between the two parties Thursday, encouraging the...

Jerusalem – Marathon Reflects Deep Emotions Over Jerusalem

Jerusalem - It's the crown jewel of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's ambitious grand plan to promote his ancient city: a scenic, world-class marathon winding through historic hills and...

Jerusalem – 2 Arrested For Anti-Semitic Vandalism Of Begin Center

Jerusalem - Police arrested two teenage Arabs on suspicion of vandalizing the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Police arrived at the Begin Center following repo...

Hebron – Palestinians Bury Man Who Died in Israeli Custody

Hebron - Thousands have joined the funeral procession in the West Bank for a 30-year-old Palestinian who died under disputed circumstances in Israeli custody. Palestinian offici...

Queens NY – Brooklyn Rabbi Charged In Online Sting

Queens, NY - A Brooklyn rabbi is being accused of trying to lure trough online messages an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl to meet for sex. The Brooklyn distri...

Jerusalem – Fan Nabbed For Racism Against Muslim Betar Player

Jerusalem - Police arrested a man outside the Friday afternoon practice of the Betar Jerusalem soccer team after the man yelled racist comments at a new Muslim player from Chechnya...

West Bank – Palestinian Rally For Hunger Striker Turns Violent

West Bank - Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli soldiers on Friday at a rally held in support of a prisoner observing an intermittent hunger strike to protest his incarc...