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Israeli Backpacker Among Dead in Earthquake that Rocked New Zealand


An Israeli backpacker is believed to be among the 65 people killed in the earthquake that shook New Zealand, and the destruction in Christchurch on the country’s South Island included the city’s Chabad house.Read More

American Rabbis Protest Israel's Conversion Policy


Dozens of North American Orthodox rabbis protested to Israel’s Interior Ministry following reports that converts under Orthodox auspices are being denied the right to immigrate.Read More

Shapiro Reportedly To be Named U.S. Envoy to Israel


Top White House Middle East adviser Dan Shapiro is reportedly set to be tapped to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Israel.Read More

Reconstructionist Judaism Bodies To Merge


The two organizational arms of the Reconstructionist movement are set to merge.Read More

In Devasating New Zealand Quake, Four Israelis Are Among Those Feared Dead


Up to four Israelis who were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time remain missing and are feared dead.Read More

Gadhafi Vows He Will Not Step Down, Will Die a Martyr in Libya

By Haaretz Service

Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said Tuesday in a televised address that he will not step down from power and that he intends on staying in Libya.Read More

Bahrain's Jewish MP: Protests Blown Out of Proportion


Bahraini Jewish parliamentarian Nancy Khedouri told JTA that the protests in her country have been blown out of proportion by the media.Read More

At Least 65 Dead, Including One Israeli, in New Zealand Quake


An Israeli backpacker is among the dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.Read More

Peres: Gadhafi's Rein Is Nearing an End

President Shimon Peres said Monday he believed Libyan leader Muammer Gadhafi’s reign was nearing an end.Read More

Knesset Approves Google Street View


A team of Knesset Cabinet members met to discuss security and privacy concerns surrounding the operation of Google Street View in Israel.Read More

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