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  • Israeli economy bounces back from war

    Israel’s economy has more than recovered from the setbacks of last summer’s Lebanon war, new data revealed.

  • Text messages for Orthodox Jews

    A new company will provide a text messaging service that lets people use their cell phones to locate synagogues, kosher restaurants and even prayer times.

  • Court considers faith spending case

    The U.S. Supreme Court considered the right of groups to sue the government to stop spending on faith-based initiatives.

  • Israel plays down Saudi proposal

    Israel’s foreign minister played down the viability of a Saudi-sponsored peace proposal.

  • Judge approves Generali settlement

    A federal judge in New York approved settlement of a class-action lawsuit against an Italian insurer accused of failing to pay tens of thousands of Holocaust-era claims.

  • Zeid begins Washington role

    Prince Zeid Bin Ra’ad, a Jordanian diplomat with close ties to Jewish leaders, began serving as his nation’s envoy to Washington.

  • Ahmadinejad blasts Israel, U.S.

    On a visit to Sudan, Iran’s president blamed the world’s ills on the United States and Israel.

  • Jewish astronaut meets Holocaust survivor

    A Jewish astronaut met the Holocaust survivor whose teddy bear replica he took into space.

  • E.U. launches rights agency

    The European Union launched a new human rights agency that will monitor anti-Semitism, among other duties.

  • Itzik stresses captives to Rice

    The speaker of the Knesset met Condoleezza Rice and stressed the centrality of captive soldiers in any of Israel’s dealings with the Arabs.