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  • AJC honoring Ambassador Paul Cejas

    AJC honoring Ambassador Paul Cejas
    Paul Cejas' distinguished career includes serving as the United States ambassador to Belgium from 1998-2001. Another career highlight for Cejas, a Miami resident, happens on Dec. 10 when he will be honored with the American Jewish Committee's 2014...
  • Dispute over holy site in Jerusalem pits Muslim caretakers against Jewish activists

    JERUSALEM Once dismissed as a fringe group with limited public support, a movement of religious Jewish activists seeking to pray at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site has provoked a wave of Palestinian violence that has raised fears of a slide into a...
  • Large-scale attacks by Hamas foiled, Israeli security agency says

    Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country’s domestic security agency said Thursday. The targets were to include Jerusalem’s...
  • Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker

    Israel strips residence rights for widow of synagogue attacker
    A week after Ghassan Abu Jamal took part in an attack that killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli officials announced Wednesday that his widow will be stripped of the permit allowing her residence in Jerusalem and that she'll be returned...
  • At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

    Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm. "Another Yom Kippur," he said. "Another 500 children of Gaza...
  • Divergent lives of Israeli and West Bank Arabs revealed in olive harvest

    KAFR BARA, Israel Mohsein Assi was standing on a ladder, raking plump purple olives off a silver-leaved tree, when his phone rang. A worker at his clothing factory had sent him photos of pants and shirts and wanted his approval. Assi, 39, is from Kafr...
  • Iran, world powers consider extending nuclear talks as deadline looms

    With talks at an impasse and a deadline one day away, Iran and six world powers on Sunday began discussing how to again extend their negotiations over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister...
  • Violent images in Israeli pop song stir controversy

    In Israel these days, art and politics are a discordant mix. An Israeli pop star who wrote an inflammatory song he said was intended to decry violence was banned Tuesday from performing at an upcoming event sponsored by Israel’s presidency....
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict was always about religion

    To the editor: Anyone who thinks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just now starting to turn into a religious one doesn't understand the true nature of the conflict. It is and always has been a religious conflict between the Jews and the Muslim world....
  • Yiddish clubs to shmooze in Boca Raton

    Yiddish clubs to shmooze in Boca Raton
    Some local Yiddish enthusiasts are about to plotz: They need to shlep no further than Boca Raton to kibbitz in their beloved language with their fellow mensches and balebostes. The International Association of Yiddish Clubs is having its 16th annual...
  • Jerusalem remains relatively calm on Friday amid heavy security

    Jerusalem remains relatively calm on Friday amid heavy security
    Amid heavy security and restricted access to a key holy site, Jerusalem remained fairly calm Friday, Citing efforts to reduce unrest around the Temple Mount, police restricted access to the Al Aqsa mosque to Muslim men over age 35. Young men barred from...