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Kagan Defends Her Admiration for Barak

By JTA

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said her admiration for a former Israeli chief justice was rooted in her Jewishness and admiration for Israel.Read More


Robert Byrd Criticized Israel But Never Cut Funding

By JTA

Robert Byrd, the longest-serving U.S. senator who criticized Israel but refrained from using his considerable power to cut its funding, has died.Read More


Martin Ginsburg, Who Found A Good Job, Along With His Wife

By Viva Hammer

“No one would give my wife a job,” Marty Ginsburg announced, with fresh outrage, at our first meeting.

That wife was Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had graduated law school 50 years earlier without a job, and had become a U.S. Supreme Court judge 15 years before the day her husband and I met. And as fresh as his indignation at the bigots who had refused to employ the top-rated graduate because of her gender was his glee at the final reckoning: Who among those chauvinist men had reached her exalted post?Read More


IDF Soldier Suspected of Spying for Hezbollah

By Anshel Pfeffer and Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

A career Israel Defense Forces soldier is suspected of spying for the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, the authorities revealed on Wednesday.Read More


Barak to Discuss Direct Talks With Palestinian PM

By Haaretz Service

Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed on Wednesday that he was to meet Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in the coming days.Read More


Farrakhan Accuses Jews of Hurting Blacks

By JTA

Minister Louis Farrakhan, in a letter addressed to U.S. Jewish organizations, accused Jews of hurting blacks and called for dialogue to “repair” the damage.Read More


Kagan Praises Israeli Judge, Talks Chinese Food on Christmas

By JTA

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said her admiration for a former Israeli chief justice was rooted in her Jewishness and admiration for Israel.Read More


Critics Say Gay Parade Used Ruse To Include Anti-Israel Group

By Ron Csillag (JTA)

Canadian Jewish organizations are saying they will not back down after an unexpected policy reversal that will allow an anti-Israel group to participate in this year’s Toronto gay pride parade.

Organizers of the annual parade, one of the largest events on Canada’s cultural calendar, backtracked this month from an earlier decision that had banned a group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from marching in the parade under that name. Critics said the reversal was part of a ruse designed to secure some $120,000 in city funding.Read More


F.M. Lieberman: No Chance for Palestinian State by 2012

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

An independent Palestinian State is not a possibility in the next two years, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said following a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Jerusalem on Tuesday.Read More


Turkey's Erdogan Says Israel Is 'Biggest Barrier to Peace'

By JTA

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “the biggest barrier to peace” in the Middle East, Turkey’s prime minister said in a television interview.Read More


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