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Iran: Bomb Plot Linked to Israel Was Foiled

By JTA

Iran claims to have foiled a plot linked to Israel to bomb crowded sites in Tehran on Election Day.Read More


Israel's Iran Timetable in State of Constant Flux

By Yossi Melman (Haaretz)

For 15 years the Military Intelligence has been changing its assessment on when Iran’s nuclear program becomes operational. The deadline has been constantly pushed back, from the late 1990s, to the beginning then the middle of this decade, and finally 2009-2010. That changed this week.Read More


Orthodox Organization Defends Chaplain Accused of Favoring Jewish Inmates

By Nathaniel Popper

The nation’s leading ultra-Orthodox umbrella organization is preparing to go to bat for a disgraced prison chaplain who is accused of giving favors to Jewish inmates.Read More


Birthright Teens Contract Swine Flu in Israel

By JTA

At least 10 participants in the Birthright Israel program came down with swine flu while in Israel and were quarantined.Read More


Poll Shows Dip in American Voters’ Supporting Israel

By JTA

American voters’ support for Israel has dropped 20 percent in the past nine months, a new survey found.Read More


Conservative Judaism Searches for Identity

By Alison Cies

Conservative Judaism, struggling with decades of declining membership and an abrupt, sweeping change in its senior leadership, heard a call in early June from three prominent rabbis for a rethinking of its mission.Read More


Netanyahu Backs Concept of Demilitarized Palestinian State

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on Palestinian leaders to restart Middle East peace negotiations without preconditions, in a highly anticipated foreign policy address at Bar-Ilan University.Read More


Museum Shooting Seen by Jewish Activists as Part of Surge in Antisemitism

By Nathan Guttman

As federal prosecutors charge James von Brunn with first degree murder, it is still unclear to what extent his attack on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Wednesday represents a shift in antisemitic violence.Read More


Holocaust Shooter Was Known in Hate Groups

By Nathan Guttman

James von Brunn, the 89 year old white supremacist who carried out the Wednesday shooting attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, was a well known figure in the back alleys of American antisemitic and racist hate groups.Read More


Holocaust Museum: America at its Best

By Michael Berenbaum

From its inception, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has regarded itself — and been regarded by others — as a high-priority target, and for good reason. Though not a Jewish institution, but a government institution, it is one of the most visible institutions that reflect the prominence of American Jewry — its creators — and the most central American institution dealing with the Holocaust.Read More





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