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Rabbis Group Stands Up for Tomato Pickers

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America took part in a prayer event in a Naples, FL Publix to help ensure the safety of tomatoes pickers.Read More

Bibi Will Speak at U.N. on Day Palestinians Make Bid

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, September 23, the day on which the Palestinians say they will submit their bid for full UN membership.Read More

Onetime Jewish Jail Chaplain Accused of Housing Fraud

By Forward Staff

A New York CIty jail chaplain who was fired for organizing bar mitzvah bashes behind bars is now accused of abusing federal housing subsidies.Read More

Looted Painting Returned to Jewish Owners


A painting sold under duress by its Jewish owners during World War II was restituted to his heirs.Read More

Palestinians Buy Riot Gear as Statehood Bid Approaches

By Haaretz

Israel has given approval for the Palestinian Authority to equip its security forces with riot-control gear, such as tear gas grenades and rubber bullets.Read More

Israel Evacuates Embassy in Jordan as Protest Looms

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the early evacuation of Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Wednesday, over fears of violent anti-Israel protests similar to those which erupted in Cairo last week.Read More

Presbyterians Push for Israel Divestment


A committee within the Presbyterian Church USA has reopened controversy by recommending that the church divest from three companies doing business with Israel.Read More

'Jewish Or Not?' iPhone App Under Fire


A made-in-France iPhone app called “Jewish or Not Jewish?” is under fire for stigmatizing Jews.Read More

Palestinian Says No Jewish Minority in Future State

By Haaretz

The future independent Palestinian state will not include a Jewish minority, a top Palestinian official told USA Today on Wednesday, adding that it was in the best interest of both peoples to “be separated.”Read More

Federations Unhappy With Obama Tax-Deduct Plan


The Jewish Federations of North America criticized how President Obama proposes funding his jobs bill, although it has praised other elements of the bill.Read More

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