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Black Students Group Slams ‘Apartheid’ Abuse

By JTA

An African American students group took out ads in college newspapers blasting “Israel Apartheid week” organizers for abusing the term.Read More


Industrial Accident Reportedly Causes Explosion Near Chabad House

By JTA

An explosion near the Chabad House in Santa Monica, Calif., apparently was caused by an industrial accident, according to reports.Read More


Gaza Rocket Strikes Bus, Injures Teen

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An Israeli teen was critically injured when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the school bus in which he was riding.Read More


WikiLeaks: Israel NGO Pressured U.S. To Force Settlement Evacuations

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz Service)

Israeli left-wing non-government organization Peace Now has urged the U.S. to pressure Israel into evacuating West Bank outposts, according to an American diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, adding that the group regularly updated both Washington and the Defense Ministry on ongoing settlement construction.Read More


Obama Names Wasserman Schultz Top Democratic Fundraiser

By JTA

President Obama has named U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic Party’s chief fundraiser.Read More


Romney, Thune To Make Pitch to Jewish Republicans

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

At the Republican Jewish Coalition’s winter leadership retreat here, it was the absence of certain likely candidates for president that had the crowd most excited.Read More


U.N. Human Rights Council: Will Use Goldstone Report as Written

By JTA

The United Nations Human Rights Council said it will continue to use the Goldstone Report as written, despite its author’s retraction of a key finding.Read More


Report: N.Y. Times Turned Down Different Version of Goldstone Op-Ed

By Haaretz Service

The New York Times has denied rumors that it refused to print an opinion piece authored by jurist Richard Goldstone in which he retracted some of the statements made in his UN Human Rights Council report on the war between Israel and Gaza in 2008-2009, political columnist Ben Smith reports in Politico.Read More


Kadima Lawmaker Dichter Heckled at Brandeis

By JTA

Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.Read More


J Street Lauds Goldstone for Retracting War Crimes Claims

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The dovish Jewish-American lobby J Street on Monday lauded South African Judge Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in The Washington Post I which he voiced regret about blaming Israel for the intentional targeting of civilians in the report he authored on the Gaza war.Read More





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