Dovish Jewish Groups Back Congressional Letter Pushing Lift of Gaza Siege

A congressional letter calling on the U.S. to press for lifting the Israeli and Egyptian imposed blockade on Gaza has sparked controversy within the Jewish community.


Israel Moves To Shut Down Demonstrations Against Security Barrier

Palestinian activist Mohammed Khatib, who has been leading weekly protests against the path of Israel’s security barrier through his home village, Bil’in, was arrested last night in a pre-dawn raid.


Israelis To Move Security Barrier At Site of Palestinian Protests

Two-and-a-half years after a Supreme Court order, Israel’s army is preparing to adjust the route of the long security barrier it has constructed on the West Bank at a key flashpoint where a fence cuts off Palestinian villagers from their own land.


Immigration Debate Prompts Growing Jewish-Latino Ties

Even as health care reform twists in the wind, immigration policy looms as the next big political debate — and Hispanics and Jews are moving to the forefront in a burgeoning political alliance.


Embassy Letter on Kotel Rubs Salt in the Wound

An Israeli embassy effort to address the concerns of non-Orthodox Jewish leaders regarding the treatment of some worshippers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall has instead inflamed many of them.

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