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  • Barak: Israel will not release terrorists’ bodies

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel would not release the remains of some Palestinian terrorists to the Palestinian Authority, despite previous confirmation by the PA and the Israeli military.

  • News Shticker: Arranged marriage TV, Gene Simmons’ regrets, adios Intifada app

    * Magical Elves Productions, the production company behind TV hits like "Top Chef" and "Project Runway," is planning a new reality TV show — with a Jewish flavor. The company issued a casting call for Jewish men between the ages of 26 and 40 who are "interested in finding lifelong love and are open to…

  • News Shticker: Aronofsky directs Chabon, Shakira hugs Shimon, Galliano pleads addiction

    * Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a new HBO series written by Michael Chabon, author of many books with Jewish themes (like "The Yiddish Policeman’s Union") . The series, titled "Hobgoblins," is no exception: Variety describes the plot as "a group of con men and magicians who use their skills of deception to help…

  • News Shticker: Anti-cutting ‘Gladiator,’ hateful Smurfs, Natalie’s baby boy

    * Actor Russell Crowe sounded off against circumcision on his Twitter account, calling the practice "barbaric and stupid." Responding to the backlash, the “Gladiator” star later cut the remarks from his account, declaring his "deep and abiding love for people of all nationalities." (JTA) * Best known as George Costanza of “Seinfeld” fame, the actor…

  • Israelis are top social networkers

    Israelis are world leaders in the amount of time they spend on social networking sites, a survey found.

  • Protesters in N.Y. picket companies dealing with Iran

    Protesters demonstrated outside the New York headquarters of several companies accused of conducting business with Iran.

  • Hitler’s 1919 letter on eradicating Jews going public

    A 1919 letter written by Adolf Hitler that purportedly is the first time he presented his idea to eradicate Germany’s Jews will soon be available to the public.

  • Coldplay urges fans to check out pro-Palestinian music video

    The British rock band Coldplay in a message posted on its Facebook page urged fans to check out the “Freedom for Palestine” music video.

  • Atlantic City Jewish cemetery vandalized

    Some 15 gravestones were toppled in a Jewish cemetery in Atlantic City, N.J.

  • The Nobel Prize

    JEWISH NOBEL LAUREATES: An overall examination of Nobel laureates reflects the state of the world in which they lived. This was especially true for Jewish laureates. Their overrepresentation on lists of Nobel laureates represents far more than a list of impressive Jewish achievements; it evidences the currents of social change in the Jewish world.