Czech Jew a Frontrunner To Become Next President

If the pundits are correct, Jan Fischer may become the first Jewish president of the Czech Republic. The trailblazer is favored in a first round of elections this weekend.


Chuck Hagel's Jewish Critics Relent After Nod

Chuck Hagel faces a tough Senate grilling. But with most Jewish groups backing away from criticism, the former GOP senator is now a strong favorite to win confirmation.


New Faces of Israel's Election

Israel’s general election looks unlikely to bring a change in government. But it does promise to shake up the Knesset by bringing new players into politics.


Top Lawyer Takes Yeshiva Abuse Case

Attorney Kevin Mulhearn recently won a settlement in the explosive sexual abuse case against Brooklyn’s prestigious Poly Prep school. Now he’s taking aim at Yeshiva University.


Israel Hopes To Reclaim Share of Diamond Trade

Israel has a long love affair with the diamond industry. It’s hoping to recapture a share of the cutting and polishing business that has moved to India and China.

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