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White House Access? Step Right In!

One month into the Obama administration, Jewish communal leaders seeking high-level access appear to have come crashing through an open door. Within four days in mid-February, Jewish leaders were invited to two high-level conference calls — one with senior foreign policy officials who discussed the upcoming United Nations-sponsored Durban conference on racism, and the other with Middle East special envoy George Mitchell.

Prosecutors Lose Key Rulings in AIPAC Case

Federal prosecutors in the national security case against two former pro-Israel lobbyists suffered legal blows this week that could affect their chances of winning or even lead the government to reconsider going forward with the case.

Touchy Topic: The ascension of Avigdor Lieberman and his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party has put American Jewish leaders in a quandary.

Jewish Leaders Largely Silent on Lieberman’s Role In Government

Several days before Israelis went to the polls, as it became clear that Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party was emerging as the nation’s third largest, Harvard University mathematician Dennis Gaitsgory called his friend Josh Tenenbaum, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and told him he could not sleep at night.

To Sue or Not? Palestinians Face Dilemma After Report On Settlements

On paper, it has never been easier for Palestinians whose land has been appropriated by Israeli settlements to have their day in court.

If You Build It?: Hebrew College?s new Boston-area building by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie was part of its ambitious ? and expensive ? expansion.

Hebrew College’s Big Plans Yield Big Debts

Outside the office of Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, president of Hebrew College, is a model of the original design for the college’s Newton, Mass., campus, created by star architect Moshe Safdie. Only half the campus has been built. Asked if the school plans to build the other half, Lehmann chuckled.