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Bernard Lander, Touro College Founder, Dies at 94

By JTA

Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, the founder and president of Touro College, has died.Read More


Costa Rica Elects Jewish V.P.

By JTA

A Jewish former banker was elected the vice president of Costa Rica.Read More


Israel's Interior Minister: Legalize E. Jerusalem's Beit Yonatan

By JTA

Israel’s interior minister has asked a Jerusalem municipal committee to consider legalizing a Jewish building in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.Read More


Secretary Clinton: Iran, N. Korea Pose Gravest Threats to U.S. Interests

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North Korea and Iran are the countries posing the gravest threats to U.S. interests, Hillary Rodham Clinton said.Read More


Abbas Agrees To Indirect Peace Talks, French News Agency Reports

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly has agreed in principle to hold indirect peace negotiations with Israel brokered by the United States.Read More


In E. Jerusalem, Evacuation Orders Canceled for Controversial Residence

By Nir Hasson and Liel Kyzer (Haaretz)

The Jerusalem Municipality on Monday canceled the distribution of evacuation orders for a residential building erected by nationalist Jews in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem.Read More


NYT Public Editor: Bronner Should Be Reassigned

By JTA

The New York Times Public Editor has recommended that the newspaper’s Jerusalem bureau chief be reassigned since his son has joined the Israeli military.Read More


Amid Controversy Over New Israel Fund, Jerusalem Post Drops Group’s Head as Columnist

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The broadside campaign by the Im Tirtzu movement against the New Israel Fund caught its president, Professor Naomi Chazan, in New York, where she traveled to chair a meeting of the fund’s board of trustees, scheduled months in advance.Read More


Israeli Diaspora Minister Promises U.S. Reform, Conservative Leaders Cabinet-Level Dialog

By Nathan Guttman

After being rebuffed by Israel’s diplomatic representatives in Washington for weeks, Jewish activists working for religious pluralism in Israel might have finally found a listening ear.Read More


Dershowitz Explains Critical Goldstone Remark

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Alan Dershowitz says it was all a misunderstanding.Read More


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