G-20 faces urgent task of averting trade war

US President Barack Obama arrives at a reception for the G20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap News Agency) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies scrambled to reach a last-minute compromise Friday to resolve a U.S.-China currency dispute that has raised the specter of […]

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Hamas: 96-Year-Old Jews May Live in Gaza

Only Jews who lived in ‘Palestine’ (as Arabs call the Land of Israel) before World War I will be allowed to live in the future Islamic ‘Palestinian’ state, a senior Hamas official said in an interview published Thursday. This would mean that no Jews aged currently under 96 would qualify for living in that state, regardless […]

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Shalit Captive for 1,600 Days; Hamas Shows No Sign of Compromise

The family and friends of Gilad Shalit commemorate today 1,600 days of his captivity amidst Hamas terrorists. His mother calls on Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu to “make a courageous decision” and agree to the price set by Hamas for his release. Netanyahu has said that the price — freedom for 1,000 imprisoned terrorists as well […]

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Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVS; GM recalls sedans

SymbolPriceChangeMTLQQ.PK0.19+0.01{“s” : “mtlqq.pk”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it is recalling nearly 14,000 sedans to address potential problems with the power steering. Chrysler, meanwhile, is recalling about 16,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs to fix faulty windshield wiper systems. GM’s recall involves certain 2010 and 2011 model year Cadillac […]

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My Small Penis: Ask Dr. Chaves

Incremental concerns Dr. Chaves, I just finished reading one of your articles and I have to say that I was impressed, so I was hoping maybe you could help me with my problem. You see, I am currently 16-years-old and turning 17 in three months. My problem is that I’m worried that I might have […]

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Shas MK: Torah Students Should Support Themselves

MK Chaim Amsalem still a member of the Shas party, though apparently not for long brings letters from one of the leading Sephardic Torah sages, Rabbi Meir Mazuz, stating the need for Torah scholars to support themselves via their own labor. Amsalem, who served in the past as rabbi of a large synagogue in Geneva, […]

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US Energy Specialists in Israel for Update on New Advances

U.S. energy specialists are in Israel to discuss the nation’s top breakthroughs in the field of renewable, alternative energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The visit, organized by the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, is intended to foster the establishment of new strategic partnerships, professional cooperation and information-sharing between American energy specialists and their […]

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Netanyahu and Clinton to Meet in Shadow of US Criticism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, visiting the United States, is set to meet Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington. The meeting will be held in the shadow of yet another round of criticism of Israel by Clinton’s boss, U.S. President Barack Obama. The president said that Israeli construction in Jerusalem neighborhoods such […]

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Palmahim Beach Restored to the Public

Good news for beach lovers, environmentalists, and Moshe Q. Public: The plan to build a holiday resort village on a popular beach front, thus effectively turning it into private or hard-to-access property, has been shelved. The Central District Regional Planning and Building Commission announced its approval of a government proposal, submitted by Environment Minister Gilad […]

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Wal-Mart offering free shipping for online buys

BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing Thursday that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items — with no minimum purchase requirement. The world’s biggest retailer, long known for its low prices, is raising the stakes just over two weeks before […]

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