Presbyterian Panel Approves Israel Divestment Proposal

    A committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA) passed a resolution endorsing divestment from three U.S. companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.”

    Israel Arrests 51 Prisoners It Freed in Gilad Shalit Swap as Crackdown Widens

    Israel re-arrested 51 Palestinians freed in a 2011 prisoner swap deal, the army said on Wednesday, in the sixth day of a hunt for three missing teenagers believed abducted in the occupied West Bank.

    American Jews United in Support for Missing Israeli Teenagers

    The disappearance of three Israeli teens in the West Bank last week is being taken as a call to action uniting many disparate elements of the American Jewish community.

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    Black Fashion Student Sues Shomrim Hasidic Security Patrol Over Brooklyn Beating

    A gay black man who says he was beaten by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn sued five of his alleged assailants and a local Jewish volunteer security patrol.

    Ex-Met Council CFO Herbert Friedman Gets Four Months in $9M Kickback Scheme

    The former chief financial officer of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty was sentenced to four months in prison for his role in a $9 million kickback scheme.