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Obama Administration Guarantees Defense Assistance to Israel

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

An Obama administration official committed to sustaining a 10-year defense assistance program to Israel, saying that advanced tehnology is endangering Israel.Read More

Poll: Israel Support Among Americans at Record High


Support for Israel among Americans is at a near record high, a new poll showed.Read More

U.S. State Dept. Criticizes Demolition of Palestinian Homes

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

U.S. State Department Spokesman Philip Crowley On Wednesday criticized Israel’s recent demolition of Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem, saying that it was precisely “the kind of unilateral action that undermines trust.”Read More

Conservatives Create Group To Wage Campaign Against Obama's Israel Policy


Conservatives launched a group to wage a campaign against President Obama’s Middle East policy and its supporters.Read More

Obama Nominates Orthodox Jew To Run OMB


President Obama nominated Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew, as director of the Office of Management and Budget.Read More

Israeli Conversion Bill Moves Ahead Alarming Opponents

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset after its surprise introduction and passage by a Knesset committee.Read More

Israel Razes Palestinian Home in East Jerusalem


Israel razed several buildings, including an inhabited Palestinian home, in eastern Jerusalem.Read More

Specter and Assad Meet To Discuss Mediation

By Sarah Freishtat (JTA)

Sen. Arlen Specter in a Damascus meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad discussed a role as a peace mediator between Syria and Israel.Read More

Israel's Flotilla Probe Finds Mistakes, Not Failures


High-level military officials made mistakes in their handling of the Israeli interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla, but there were “no failures,” an Israeli military investigation found.Read More

Jerusalem Named Africa/Mideast’s Best City


Jerusalem was voted the No. 1 Best City in Africa and the Middle East and Tel Aviv No. 3 by the readers of Travel+ Leisure magazine.Read More

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