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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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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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