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Israeli Backpacker Among Dead in Earthquake that Rocked New Zealand

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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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