Israel Scrambles as Court Axes Law Aimed at African Immigrants

    The High Court of Justice’s decision Monday to overturn a year-old law allowing African migrants to be held without trial for up to three years caught Israeli officials by surprise. Government ministries that will be affected by the ruling began studying the decision immediately, and will continue to examine its implications for a number of days.

    MET COUNCIL **Scandal Tremors:* William Rapfogel?s resignation under a cloud of scandal is having repercussions for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty that he headed.

    Lax Government Oversight Cited As Catalyst For Willie Rapfogel Scandal

    Lax government oversight may have enabled the scandal involving William Rapfogel, the former executive director of the Metropolitan Council for Jewish Poverty, according to The New York Times.

    Jewish Umbrella Group Urges Lawmakers To Avoid Government Shutdown

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is circulating a letter on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to support a federal budget agreement and avoid a government shutdown.

    Bigotry Against Indian-American Miss America Slammed by Anti-Defamation League

    The Anti-Defamation League has issued a statement denouncing the negative reactions to the crowning of New York’s Nina Davuluri, an American of Indian origin, as the New Miss America.

    Zanzibar Suspects Quizzed in Acid Attacks

    Fifteen people, including suspected Islamist militants and individuals linked to an acid attack on a clergyman and two Jewish teenagers from Britain, have been arrested in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar islands, a senior police officer said.