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Jewish Groups Came Down on Both Sides of N.Y.'s Same-Sex Marriage Vote

By JTA

Jewish groups came down on both sides of the New York State government’s vote to approve same-sex marriages.Read More


Bibi: Israel Accepts Terms of Deal for Shalit's Release

By JTA

Efforts are intensifying for the release of Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his capture by the terrorist organization Hamas.Read More


Howard Jacobson Slams Alice Walker for Her Gaza Flotilla Involvement

By JTA

Acclaimed British writer Howard Jacobson criticized fellow novelist Alice Walker for her planned participation in the upcoming flotilla to Gaza.Read More


Bibi: Israel To Toughen Conditions on Palestinian Prisoners

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday that he plans on toughening the conditions of Palestinian security prisoners in Israel’s prisons.Read More


U.S. Official: Crackdown Means Syria Has No Peace Process Role

By JTA

Syria has no peace process role as long as its repression continues, a top Obama administration official said.Read More


Ross: Bold Steps Needed To Keep Israel Jewish and Democratic

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

United States President Barack Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross said Wednesday that bold steps need to be taken to make sure that Israel remains a Jewish Democratic state, but emphasized that no one can force an agreement on Israel and the Palestinians.Read More


Lawsuit Filed To Remove Circumcision Bill From Ballot

By JTA

Opponents of a proposition to ban circumcision in San Francisco are suing to have the measure removed from the November ballot.Read More


Religious Exemption at Issue in N.Y.'s Gay Marriage Debate

By Alex Weisler (JTA)

When it comes to passing a gay marriage bill in New York State, even many supporters acknowledge that wide-reaching religious exemptions are crucial.Read More


Israel Permits Large-Scale Building Project in Gaza

Israel has authorized the construction of 1,200 new homes and 18 schools in the southern Gaza Strip.Read More


Ramah Camper Dies During Rafting Trip

An 11th grade camper at Camp Ramah Darom was killed during an accident on a white-water rafting trip.Read More


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