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U.N. Chief Says Palestinian Statehood 'Long Overdue'

The Palestinian people are “long overdue” in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month.Read More

William Lee Frost, Former JTA Leader, Dies at 84


William Lee Frost, a Jewish philanthropist who was a former president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has died.Read More

Jewish Clergy Join Gathering Against Islamophobia


Top Jewish clergy joined a religious gathering to combat Islamaphobia as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears.Read More

Man Awaits Ruling in 'Mesira' Contempt of Court Case


A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.Read More

Jews Appointed to Panel on Taxes for Religious Groups


Four top Jewish officials were named to a commission studying tax accountability for religious groups.Read More

White House Vows To Veto Palestinian Statehood BId at UN


The Obama administration said unequivocally it would veto any U.N. Security Council resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood.Read More

John Galliano Avoids Punishment for Anti-Semitic Rant


A Paris court sentenced fashion designer John Galliano to a suspended fine and no jail time for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to patrons at a local cafe.Read More

Hamas Must Release Shalit Now, U.S. Says

By Haaretz

Hamas must immediately and unconditionally release abducted Israel Defense Solder Gilad Shalit, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said on Wednesday, following a New York meeting with Shalit’s father, Noam Shalit.Read More

Palestinians Officially Launch Bid for Statehood

By Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday officially launched its campaign to join the United Nations as a full member state, a move it hopes to achieve within just a few weeks.Read More

Richardson Will Visit Cuba To Seek Gross' Release


Bill Richardson is traveling to Cuba in an attempt to free Alan Gros, the imprisoned American Jewish contractor.Read More

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