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Israel Reportedly Gives Ground on Shalit Release Talks

By Haaretz

srael has agreed to relax its demands in talks with Hamas geared at securing the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper said on Friday.Read More


U.N. Chief Says Palestinian Statehood 'Long Overdue'

The Palestinian people are “long overdue” in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month.Read More


William Lee Frost, Former JTA Leader, Dies at 84

By JTA

William Lee Frost, a Jewish philanthropist who was a former president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has died.Read More


Jewish Clergy Join Gathering Against Islamophobia

By JTA

Top Jewish clergy joined a religious gathering to combat Islamaphobia as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears.Read More


Man Awaits Ruling in 'Mesira' Contempt of Court Case

By JTA

A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.Read More


Jews Appointed to Panel on Taxes for Religious Groups

By JTA

Four top Jewish officials were named to a commission studying tax accountability for religious groups.Read More


White House Vows To Veto Palestinian Statehood BId at UN

By JTA

The Obama administration said unequivocally it would veto any U.N. Security Council resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood.Read More


John Galliano Avoids Punishment for Anti-Semitic Rant

By JTA

A Paris court sentenced fashion designer John Galliano to a suspended fine and no jail time for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to patrons at a local cafe.Read More


Hamas Must Release Shalit Now, U.S. Says

By Haaretz

Hamas must immediately and unconditionally release abducted Israel Defense Solder Gilad Shalit, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said on Wednesday, following a New York meeting with Shalit’s father, Noam Shalit.Read More


Palestinians Officially Launch Bid for Statehood

By Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday officially launched its campaign to join the United Nations as a full member state, a move it hopes to achieve within just a few weeks.Read More


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