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Conversions Performed by IDF Called Invalid

By JTA

Possibly thousands of conversions to Judaism of Israeli soldiers performed by the military rabbinate are not valid, a state attorney said.Read More


Following Facebook Competition, 12 Day Schools Will Get $500,000

By JTA

Twelve U.S. Jewish day schools finished in the top 20 of a competition on Facebook and each will receive $500,000.Read More


Cynthia Nixon, Mandy Patinkin Among Artists Backing Boycott of West Bank Theater

By Chaim Levinson (Haaretz)

More than 150 American actors, writers, directors and other artists signed a letter of support for the Israeli actors who declared they would not perform in the West Bank.Read More


Four Members of Orthodox Patrol Unit Shot in Brooklyn

By JTA

Four members of an Orthodox volunteer patrol were shot Thursday night in Brooklyn.Read More


EU Trade Chief Apologizes for 'Irrational Jews' Comment

By JTA

The European Union’s trade chief apologized for saying that rational discussion about Israel was impossible with Jews and that the Jewish lobby is the most influential in Washington.Read More


New Book: Nazi-Hunting Wiesenthal Was Mossad Agent

By Dalia Karpel (Haaretz)

Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, was seen all his life as a one-man organization. But now, documents from his estate show he was a Mossad agent.Read More


Settlers End West Bank Construction Moratorium in Response to Hebron Terror

By JTA

A settlers’ umbrella group unilaterally ended the West Bank construction moratorium in response to the terrorist attack near Hebron.Read More


Netanyahu and Abbas Each Give a Little on Day One of Talks

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants.Read More


At Peace Talks, Arab Leaders Call for Settlement Freeze and Final Status

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

At the launch of renewed peace talks, Arab leaders called on Israel to sustain a settlement freeze and to negotiate final status issues.Read More


Barak Sees a Jerusalem Divided

By JTA

Israel would be willing to divide control over Jerusalem as part of a peace deal, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told an Israeli newspaper.Read More





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