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Israel Razes 10 Settlement Houses Built After Last Year's Freeze

By Chaim Levinson and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israel Defense Forces troops on Tuesday destroyed at least 10 structures built by Israeli nationalists in the West Bank following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration of a temporary settlement freeze last year.Read More


Israel Lifts Ban on iPad

By JTA

Israel has lifted its ban on the iPad.Read More


Goldstone Will Attend Grandson's Bar Mitzvah

By JTA

Richard Goldstone will attend his grandson’s upcoming bar mitzvah in South Africa, following an agreement with local Jewish groups.Read More


Report: Bibi Rejects Obama's Call for E. Jerusalem Settlement Freeze

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected an Obama administration call for a total construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem, The Wall Street Journal reported.Read More


Goldstone To Stay Away From Family Simcha

By JTA

In the interest of avoiding a disruption of his grandson’s bar mitzvah in South Africa, Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the Goldstone Report on the 2009 Gaza conflict, told JTA that he would not attend the family simcha in May at a Johannesburg synagogue.Read More


Lezak and Goldberg Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

By JTA

Wrestler Bill Goldberg and Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak were among seven inductees into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.Read More


Obama Administration Summons Syrian Envoy Over Alleged Arms Transfer

By JTA

The Obama administration “condemned in the strongest terms” Syria’s alleged transfer of arms to Hezbollah and suggested that Syria’s actions would affect renewed bilateral relations.Read More


RCA Conference To Address 'Rabba' and Women’s Leadership

By Ben Harris (JTA)

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women’s leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.Read More


Jewish Groups Oppose Pending Arizona Immigration Law

By JTA

Three national Jewish groups urged Arizona’s governor to veto a bill that would force local authorities to enforce federal immigration law.Read More


At Berkeley, Students Fail to Overturn Veto of Bill Calling for Divestment From Israel

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

An effort by members of U.C. Berkeley’s student senate to overturn the veto of a resolution calling for university divestment from some companies doing business with Israel failed earlier today, but the debate is far from over.Read More


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