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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


Former Jerusalem Mayor Arrested for Alleged Bribery

By Nir Hasson and Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

Former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of accepting more than NIS 3 million (approximately $750,000) in bribes during the construction of the contentious Holyland project in the capital.Read More


At Gathering, Jewish Funders Express Hopes — and Fears for Future

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

As more than 200 major funders of Jewish nonprofits gathered here at a hotel known as the Jewel of the Desert, most of the signs of the economic carnage of the past 18 months appeared to be waningRead More


Multiple Fronts Exist in Fight Over East Jerusalem

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

The day that Zacharia Zigelman, 26, moved into a home in the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in eastern Jerusalem, he got beaten up, he says.Read More


New Campaign Seeks Heirs to Holocaust Victims' Assets

By JTA

A campaign is being launched in North America to locate the heirs to Israeli assets originally purchased by Jews who died in the Holocaust.Read More


Poll: Obama's Jewish Approval Rating Is Down

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

A new survey shows President Obama struggling with American Jews — but not on Israel-related matters.Read More


Obama's Yom HaShoah Message

By JTA

President Obama called on people to honor the memory of Holocaust victims in a statement released in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More


Polish Jews Mourn President Kaczynski

By JTA

Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland’s leadership.Read More


Anat Kam: I Stole IDF Documents To Expose War Crimes

By Ofra Edelman (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Classified documents reveal that the Israel Defense Forces had committed war crimes in the West Bank, Anat Kam, the former soldier indicted for espionage over an alleged theft of top secret material, told the court earlier in the year, according to police documents released allowed for publication Monday at the request of Haaretz.Read More


Polish President, Friend of Israel and 'Promoter of Peace,' Dies in Plane Crash

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Dozens of top Israeli officials sent their condolences Saturday to the Polish people after Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed as his plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia, along with his wife and top Polish officials.Read More


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