The sole Jewish member of the new Australian government was appointed to a junior minister position.
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.
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.
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
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.
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.14
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.
Parts of the third season of the television series “Homeland” will not be filmed in Israel as originally planned.
New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, who placed second in the Democratic primary, will concede to top vote-getter Bill de Blasio and avert a bruising runoff, local media reported on Monday.
An expanded Israeli panel of nine High Court of Justice judges has unanimously voted to strike down controversial legislation that allowed Israel to detain illegal migrants for three years without trial.
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