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Mets Cry Foul Over Reports on Kosher Ruling

By JTA

Reports saying that a judge ruled that the New York Mets’ ballpark must allow a kosher-food vendor to sell its products on the Jewish Sabbath “mischaracterize the court’s verbal ruling,” the team said.Read More


Israeli Cabinet Ministers: We Will Reject Preconditions for Direct Talks

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators in regard to scheduled resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a forum of seven senior cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, decided Sunday evening.Read More


New Arabic Website on Politics and Culture To Tackle the Taboo

By Maya Sela (Haaretz)

Two prominent Israeli-Arab literary figures yesterday launched Qadita.net, an Arabic-language politics and culture website they say will tackle issues widely considered taboo in the Arabic press.Read More


Presidents Conference: Walk Out of Ahmadinejad's Speech at U.N.

By JTA

A major Jewish umbrella organization has called on member states of the United Nations to walk out on a speech by Iran’s president.Read More


HIAS Urges Extension of Refugee Benefits

By JTA

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society urged Congress not to cut off funding for Supplemental Security Income, which helps elderly and disabled refugees and other immigrants pay for food and shelter.Read More


Study: Mental Health Needs of Orthodox Jews Not Being Met

By JTA

The mental health needs of the Orthodox community are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new study from Yeshiva University.Read More


Israeli Man Arrested in Connection to Killing Spree

By JTA

A man being called a “person of interest’ in a series of killings and attacks in three states was arrested as he was about to board a flight to Tel Aviv.Read More


Israeli Chief Rabbi: Reform Jews Are Digging Their Claws Into Israel

By Haaretz Service

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlomo Amar on Thursday criticized Reform Jews whom he said are trying to impose a more liberal lifestyle on Israel.Read More


Iranian Holocaust-Denying Website Is Launched

By JTA

An Iranian website that uses cartoons to deny the Holocaust was launched by a nongovernmental cultural organization in the country.Read More


Berman, Lowey Block Military Aid to Lebanon

Two members of the U.S. Congress independently placed holds on military aid to Lebanon.Read More


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