Nathaniel Popper; With Reporting From Jta.


Zionist Congress Election Sees Decrease in Voters

By Nathaniel Popper; With Reporting From Jta.

The country’s only open, national Jewish elections ended with the Reform movement on top yet again, and the Orthodox sneaking past the Conservative movement for a second-place finish.The elections, which ended March 6, were held to determine the composition of the 145-person American delegation to the World Zionist Congress, which isRead More


Putin’s Terror Crackdown Puts Activists in a Quandary

By Nathaniel Popper, With Reporting From Jta.

For Jewish communal leaders who came of age during the fight for the freedom of Soviet Jewry but who have now shifted their focus to the fight against Islamic terrorism, events in Russia last week presented a special dilemma.After the hostage siege in the Russian town of Beslan, the Jewish community in the United States and abroad was quick toRead More


Israel Criticizes Report On Swiss Holocaust Funds

By Nathaniel Popper, With Reporting From Jta.

Lawyers for the State of Israel issued a strongly worded rebuke of recommendations submitted to a U.S. federal court last week on how to distribute any remaining money from the $1.25 billion Swiss bank settlement.Israel sent a memorandum to the court Tuesday criticizing last week’s report by Judah Gribetz, the court’s “special master” orRead More






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