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Trial of Accused Synagogue Bomb Plotters Postponed


The trial of four men accused of planning to blow up two New York City synagogues was put on hold after prosecutors withheld evidence.Read More

Federations Lobby on Health Care


Jewish federation officials lobbied in Washington for health care funding and programs.Read More

Four Years On, Israel Says It's 'Making Every Effort' To Secure Shalit's Release

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Jack Khoury

The Israeli government declared Monday that it was committed to seeing Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit freed after nearly four years of captivity in the Gaza Strip, hours after the soldier’s parents announced plans to intensify their campaign to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into securing their son’s release.Read More

Bibi: Flotilla Probe Will Show Israel Acted Lawfully

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Monday’s cabinet meeting that the main goal of the Gaza flotilla probe is to prove to the world that the Israel Navy operation on the Gaza-bound aid ship was appropriate and met international standards.Read More

'Mossad Agent,' Wanted in Connection to Dubai Killing, Arrested in Poland


An alleged Mossad spy wanted in Germany in connection with the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai was arrested in Poland.Read More

Israel To Establish Flotilla Probe Panel; N. Ireland Peacemaker To Observe

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The cabinet is set to approve Monday the establishment of an independent public committee to examine events around Israel’s takeover of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, in which nine Turkish activists were killed.Read More

Rabbi Behind Helen Thomas Video Deluged With Hate Mail


The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail.Read More

Jewish Leaders Press Abbas on Direct Talks


Jewish leaders pressed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the issues of incitement and direct talks.Read More

Harman Defeats Rival, Who Advocates for a One-State Solution, in CA Primary


U.S. Rep. Jane Harman beat back a primary challenge from a candidate who advocates a binational solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More

U.N. Security Council Passes Iran Sanctions, Setting Stage For Tougher U.S. Measures


The United Nations Security Council passed new sanctions against Iran, setting the stage for new and tougher U.S. sanctions.Read More

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