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In Tight Race, Candidate Disavows J Street

By JTA

A candidate in a tight Democratic primary race in suburban Philadelphia asked J Street to pull its endorsement.Read More


Conservative Movement To Open Its First Shul Down Under

By Dan Goldberg (JTA)

It began with a small ad placed in the Melbourne edition of the Australian Jewish News by John Rosenberg, a Jewish professor who liked neither the constraints of Orthodoxy nor the lack of tradition in Reform Judaism.Read More


Petraeus Says He Doesn't Blame Israel for Endangering U.S. Interests

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Commander of the U.S. Military’s Central Command Gen. David Petraeus phoned his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, this week to deny reports that he had blamed Israeli policy for the failure in a regional solution and for endangering U.S. interests.Read More


Berkeley Student President Vetoes Divestment Bill

By JTA

The student government president at the University of California vetoed a bill calling for divestment from two companies doing business with Israel.Read More


Israel Considered for Nude Photo Project

By JTA

Photographer Spencer Tunick, who is famous for taking photographs of nude crowds at sites around the world, is planning to bring his project to Israel.Read More


Many Jewish Non-profits Hail Passage of the Historic Health-Care Legislation

By Jacob Berkman

Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping quiet in what some observers and insiders describe as an attempt to keep out of the political crossfire.Read More


Rep. Weiner Received Anti-Semitic Notes During Health-Care Debate

By JTA

Jewish Democratic congressman who figured prominently in passing the health care reform bill got anti-Semitic notes during the final days of passage.Read More


Bibi Meets With Obama, Congressional Leadership

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and News Agencies

U.S. President Barack Obama held a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday as Israel sought to smooth over a diplomatic spat sparked by the announcement of Israeli construction in East Jerusalem.Read More


Clinton, Bibi and the Debate at AIPAC Over Jerusalem

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Hillary Rodham Clinton to AIPAC: We’ll keep complaining about building in Jerusalem.Read More


Jewish Democrats Thank Obama for Health Care Reform

By Natasha Mozgavaya (Haaretz)

U.S. Jewish Democrats on Tuesday said President Barack Obama deserved a “thanks” for his “historic achievement” in getting the House of Representatives to approve a health care reform package which will expand insurance coverage to nearly all Americans.Read More





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