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Israel Beefs Up Golan Forces As Syrian Rebels Gather On Border

03/11/2013

 Israel's military increased its forces on the northern border with Syria following advances by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights region.

The rebels reportedly began entering the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel on Saturday and threatened to retake the Golan. Most of Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops have left the area, Ynet reported.

Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

03/11/2013

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments again on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have "Israel" listed as their birthplace in their passports.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to decide whether passports issued in Jerusalem should say Israel.

Obama To Jewish Leaders: Peace Prospects Are Bleak

03/08/2013

President Obama believes prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to avoid unilateral actions that might further damage a process he hopes will be back on track within a year.

That was the message Obama delivered Thursday in a meeting with about 25 Jewish community figures at the White House to discuss his planned trip to Israel later this month. Obama was especially engaged, participants said, when it came to discussing how he might best convey to the Israeli people his enthusiasm for Israel and its Jewish history.

State Dept. Honoree Acknowledges Anti-Israel Tweets

03/08/2013

After claiming her Twitter account was hacked, an Egyptian human rights activist appeared to acknowledge at least some of the anti-Jewish tweets that led the Obama administration to delay honoring her with an award.

Forbes List Again Shows Oracle's Ellison As World's Richest Jew

03/06/2013

For the third straight year, Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes magazine's annual world billionaires list for 2013.

Israel's Ambassador Defends Hagel, Talks Iran On Colbert Show

03/06/2013

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren on Tuesday night defended Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as a friend of Israel -- and dismissed comments the former senator made about Zionist influence on Capitol Hill – during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

Oberlin College Holds Day Of Solidarity After Racial, Anti-Semitic Incidents

03/05/2013

Oberlin College canceled classes to convene a "day of solidarity" following a series of racial and anti-Semitic incidents.

Classes at the school in northern Ohio were suspended on Monday after someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-like hood and robe was seen walking on campus, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Alleged Driver In Chasidic Hit-Run Charged With Manslaughter, Criminal Negligence

03/13/2013
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Julio Acevedo, the suspected driver of the car that struck a livery cab and killed a Williamsburg chasidic couple and their premature baby on March 3 has been indicted for second-degree manslaughter and second degree criminally negligent homicide, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announched Tuesday.

Julio Acevedo: Claims he sped to avoid gunshots.

Turkey's Erdogan At UN Forum: Zionism Is A Crime Against Humanity

03/01/2013

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at a U.N. meeting called Zionism a crime against humanity.

Speaking Wednesday in Vienna at a United Nations summit for tolerance, Erdogan said, “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity,” Anatolia News Agency and other Turkish media reported.

Turkey’s Erdogan At U.N. Forum: Zionism A Crime Against Humanity

02/28/2013

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at a U.N. meeting called Zionism a crime against humanity.

Speaking Wednesday in Vienna at a United Nations summit for tolerance, Erdogan said, “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity,” Anatolia News Agency and other Turkish media reported.

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