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Bork Knocks Kagan for Her Support of Israeli Judge


Robert Bork criticized U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan because of her praise of former Israeli Supreme Court chief justice Aharon Barak.Read More

Demonstrations Mark Fourth Anniversary of Shalit Capture

By Jack Khoury and Shlomo Shamir (Haaretz)

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated across the country on Friday to mark four years since Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.Read More

U.S. Congress Passes New Iran Sanctions

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Congress overwhelmingly passed expansive new Iran sanctionRead More

U.S. Says Sea-Bound Aid to Gaza Is Irresponsible


The Obama administration said sea-bound aid to Gaza is “irresponsible.”

“Mechanisms exist for the transfer of humanitarian assistance to Gaza by member states and groups that want to do so,” a U.S. State Department release said Wednesday, in response to a reporter’s question about Lebanese plans to ship aid to the Gaza Strip. “Direct delivery by sea is neither appropriate nor responsible, and certainly not effective, under the circumstances.”Read More

Chabad To Open Ten New Student Centers


Ten new Chabad Houses for Jewish students will open on college campuses during the 2010-11 school term.Read More

News Analysis: Jewish House Candidates Clash Over Israel

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Joel Pollak has traveled from liberal to conservative in his young lifetime, and now he hopes to take Chicago’s storied Lakefront with him.Read More

Netanyahu: Israel's Legitimacy Is Under Attack

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel’s legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel’s collapsing international status.Read More

Olmert, Barak, Livni Sued for War Crimes


A complaint was filed in Belgian court against 14 Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were among those charged with war crimes committed during the Gaza war in the winter of 2008-09, the French daily Le Monde reported. Former Gen. Matan Vilnai and other Israeli army leaders, politicians and intelligence officials also were included on the list.Read More

Settlers Threaten To Forcibly Remove Palestinians From Silwan

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem on Wednesday threatened to forcibly evict four Palestinian families they claim are living on property belonging to Jews in the neighborhood of SilwanRead More

Rubashkin's Team Vows To Fight Conviction, Sentence

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

For years Sholom Rubashkin made his living as an executive in the country’s largest kosher meatpacking company. Now to keep him out of prison, his defense team is arguing that the judge in his financial fraud case made treif use of federal sentencing guidelines.Read More

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