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Israel Bans Palestinian PM from East Jerusalem Event

By Nir Hasson and Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz Service)

Israel is banning Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad from attending a Palestinian Authority-sponsored event in East Jerusalem, Haaretz learned on Monday.Read More


Homeland Security in Chicago To Protect Jewish Organizations

By JTA

Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.Read More


Northwestern U. Jewish Center Is Vandalized

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A Chabad House serving Northwestern University in suburban Chicago was vandalized.Read More


U.S. Jews on Alert in the Wake of Bomb Discovery

By Shlomo Shamir (Haaretz)

Leaders of Jewish communities in the United States said Sunday that the discovery of a parcel bomb targeting a Chicago-area synagogue indicates a rising possibility of future attacks of the kind.Read More


Bibi, Biden To Meet at Sidelines of Federation GA

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Vice President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America.Read More


Suspicious Package Sent to Chicago Jewish Organization Intercepted

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U.S. law enforcement has warned Jewish institutions to be on the lookout for packages mailed from overseas.Read More


Bibi: Settlement Construction Won't Affect Final Status Deal

By Haaretz Service

West Bank settlement construction will not affect the final status peace deal between Israel and a future Palestinian state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, adding that he felt the settlement issue wasn’t an obstacle to continued peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Rubashkin Denied New Trial

By JTA

A federal judge denied a motion for a new trial for former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin.Read More


In Bid for Statehood, Palestinians Appeal to International Community

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to statehood through an appeal to the international community.Read More


Anti-Bullying Guidelines Add Protection for Jewish Students

By JTA

New federal anti-bullying guidelines for U.S. educators will increase the protection of Jewish students from anti-Semitism.Read More





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