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Conservatives Create Group To Wage Campaign Against Obama's Israel Policy

By JTA

Conservatives launched a group to wage a campaign against President Obama’s Middle East policy and its supporters.Read More


Obama Nominates Orthodox Jew To Run OMB

By JTA

President Obama nominated Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.Read More


Israeli Conversion Bill Moves Ahead Alarming Opponents

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset after its surprise introduction and passage by a Knesset committee.Read More


Israel Razes Palestinian Home in East Jerusalem

By JTA

Israel razed several buildings, including an inhabited Palestinian home, in eastern Jerusalem.Read More


Specter and Assad Meet To Discuss Mediation

By Sarah Freishtat (JTA)

Sen. Arlen Specter in a Damascus meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad discussed a role as a peace mediator between Syria and Israel.Read More


Israel's Flotilla Probe Finds Mistakes, Not Failures

By JTA

High-level military officials made mistakes in their handling of the Israeli interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla, but there were “no failures,” an Israeli military investigation found.Read More


Jerusalem Named Africa/Mideast’s Best City

By JTA

Jerusalem was voted the No. 1 Best City in Africa and the Middle East and Tel Aviv No. 3 by the readers of Travel+ Leisure magazine.Read More


Women of the Wall Leader Arrested for Carrying a Torah Scroll

By Haaretz Service

Jerusalem Police on Monday arrested the leader of the Women of the Wall group for carrying a Torah scroll while praying at the Western Wall, Army Radio reported.Read More


IDF To Blame Navy in Report on Flotilla Raid

By Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff and Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

An Israeli military report to be released today on the Israel Navy’s deadly May raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla is expected to accuse the navy of failing to sufficiently consider the possibility that the commandos would encounter violent resistance when attempting to keep the ships out of Gaza.Read More


Shalit's Parents Meet With Bibi, But Given 'No News'

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah met on Friday with Noam and Aviva Shalit, the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Upon coming out of the hour-long meeting, Noam Shalit said the prime minister did not offer any new or dramatic information regarding his son’s future.Read More





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