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Bibi’s Flotilla Testimony: Israel Acted Lawfully

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a panel investigating the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla incident that Israeli commandos acted in accordance with international law.Read More


High School in Israel Founder, Rabbi Morris Kipper, Dies

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The founder of the high school in Israel program has died.Read More


Shechitah Allowed in New Zealand Until Trial

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A New Zealand judge has allowed the kosher slaughter of animals to resume until the lawsuit filed by the Jewish community against the government comes to trial.Read More


Kagan Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

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Elana Kagan was sworn in as the 112th U.S. Supreme Court justice.Read More


Police Recommend Sex Crime Charges for Elon

By Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

After concluding their investigation, police recommended on Sunday that Mordechai (Moti) Elon, a prominent religious Zionist rabbi, be tried for allegedly committing sex-related crimes.Read More


Parents Lose Custody of Child Named 'Adolf Hitler'

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A New Jersey appeals court ruled that parents who gave their children names linked to Nazism cannot have custody of the children.Read More


CNN's Zakaria Returns ADL Award Over Group's Mosque Opposition

CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group’s opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero.Read More


Tony Judt, Historian, Scholar and Israel Critic, Is Dead at 62

By JTA

History scholar and writer Tony Judt, a vocal critic of Israel after having lived there, has died.Read More


Elena Kagan Wins Senate Confirmation

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Elena Kagan was confirmed as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 112th justice.Read More


AJC Hires Longtime AJCongress Staffer Marc Stern

By JTA

Two weeks after the American Jewish Congress suspended its operations, the American Jewish Committee has hired the shuttered group’s highest-ranking professional.Read More





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