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U.N. Human Rights Council Sends Goldstone Report to Security Council

By JTA

The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva sent the Goldstone report to the U.N. Security Council, while Richard Goldstone condemned the council for ignoring his findings on Hamas war crimes.Read More


Jews of Color Gather To Explore, Celebrate Identity

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

Dafna Wu, a 48-year-old San Francisco nurse, resembles her Chinese father more than her Jewish mother. She’s been Jewish her whole life, but she’s used to walking into synagogues and having people ask who she’s with, as if she didn’t belong there of her own accord.Read More


Amid Gender Separation Debate, Citizenship Ceremonies Moved From Kotel

By Yair Ettinger and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

The Jewish Agency will stop holding citizenship ceremonies for new immigrants at the Western Wall plaza, in keeping with a demand by the rabbi responsible for the site.Read More


U.N. Human Rights Council To Reopen Debate on Goldstone Report

The U.N. Human Rights Council will reopen the debate on the Goldstone report in a special session.Read More


Will Obama's Nobel Prize Limit Options on Iran?

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

Although warm and effusive in their congratulations, Israeli officials fear President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize could limit his options on Iran.Read More


Bibi Says Israeli Leaders Will Not Be Tried for War Crimes

By JTA

Israeli leaders and soldiers will not be put on trial for war crimes, Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the Knesset’s winter session.Read More


Bibi: Don't Believe 'Lies' That Israel Is Digging Under Temple Mount

By JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu called on Arab citizens not to believe “lies” by “an extremist minority” accusing Israel of digging under the Temple Mount.Read More


Obama's Outreach to Muslim World Cited in Nobel Win

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee cited President Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world and his push for Israeli-Arab peace in explaining its decision to award him the prize.Read More


Oz Loses Out on Nobel Prize; Honor Goes to German Novelist

By Haaretz Staff

Israeli writer Amos Oz may have been the hot favorite to win this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but he lost out Thursday to German novelist Herta Muller.Read More


Congressman Regrets Using the Term 'Holocaust' in Health Care Debate

By JTA

A Florida congressman says he regrets using the term “holocaust” to describe the state of the U.S. health care system.Read More





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