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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Freed Without Bail as Rape Case Crumbles

By Forward Staff and JTA

Disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn was freed without bond on Friday as the rape case against him started to crumble amid questions about the accuser’s credibility.

Prosecutors told a judge that the credibility of the maid who claimed the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan hotel room had been thrown into question.Read More

Gaza Flotilla Delayed Until July 5 At Earliest


Activists have delayed a protest flotilla to the Gaza Strip until next week.

The flotilla, comprised of nine boats – including one from the United States – was to set have set sail this week from Greece, with the aim of bringing attention to Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.Read More

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rape Case Falling Apart


Prosecutors reportedly believe the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the International Monetary Fund, has been severely compromised.Read More

Bibi Says Israel Has Every Right To Block Flotilla

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Israel is fully entitled to try to stop an upcoming flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.Read More

Israeli Ambassador Outlines Priorities in Peace Talks


Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, outlined for Jewish leaders his country’s list of priorities in framing peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More

Three Get 25-Year Sentence for Synagogue Terror Plot


Three men who had plotted to blow up synagogues in New York City were sentenced to 25 years in prison.Read More

Second Gaza-Bound Flotilla Ship Is Damaged


Organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla accused Israel of sabotaging a second ship, though they have no proof of this claim.Read More

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Threatening To Suspend Palestinian Aid

By Natasha Mozgovaya (JTA)

The United States Senate has passed a resolution threatening to suspend financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority if its leaders “persist in efforts to circumvent direct negotiations by turning to the United Nations or other international bodies,” and called on U.S. President Barack Obama to veto a UN vote on unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.Read More

Rabbi Basil Herring Steps Down as RCA Chief


Rabbi Basil Herring is leaving his position as head of the Rabbinical Council of America.Read More

GOP's Pawlenty Blames Obama for Mideast Deadlock


Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty charged that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is “further away now” than it was the day President Obama took office.Read More

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