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U.S. Delegation 'Skeptical' That Netanyahu Will Advance Peace Process

By Barak Ravid and Nadav Shragai (Haaretz) and Natasha Mozgovaya

A U.S. Congressional delegation in Jerusalem said on Sunday that it was “skeptical” that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government would be able to move the peace process with the Palestinians ahead.Read More

Two Students at Brooklyn Yeshiva Diagnosed With Swine Flu


A Flatbush yeshiva has been closed after two students were diagnosed with swine flu.Read More

Survey: 1 in 4 Israelis Would Consider Leaving if Iran Obtained Nuclear Weapons

By Ofri Ilani (Haaretz)

Some 23 percent of Israelis would consider leaving the country if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.Read More

South African Election Raises Questions for Nation's Jews

By Moira Schneider and Uriel Heilman (JTA)

When it became clear that the African National Congress had coasted to another victory in South African elections last month, Jewish community officials reacted differently than some of the community’s rank-and-file. Michael Bagraim, the president of the Jewish community’s umbrella organization, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, told JTA that his group’s relationship with the president-elect, Jacob Zuma, had “always been good.” He also noted that South African Jews voted for “every single political party.” But with more than 80 percent of the country’s Jews supporting the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, many community members highlighted the ANC’s problematic record on Israel.Read More

Synagogue Bomb Plots Highlight Threat From Small Groups

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said.Read More

Terror Suspects Planned To Blow Up Two New York Synagogues


The four men who planned to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down U.S. military planes said they “wanted to commit jihad,” the New York Police Commissioner said.Read More

Rabbi Gerald Wolpe, Medical Ethicist, Is Dead at 81


Gerald Wolpe, one of the country’s most prominent rabbis and medical ethicists, has died.Read More

Conservative Movement Raises Its Washington Profile

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

It’s not an actual office and the staff consists of only two part-time volunteers, but after years of talking, the Conservative movement is finally taking steps to establish a presence in the nation’s capital.Read More

Bibi and Barak: The Future of Their Relationship

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

With a presidential pledge to hang tough on Iran under his belt, Benjamin Netanyahu could be forgiven for thinking Barack Obama was an easy first date. Wait until he hears about what happens when the relationship gets serious.Read More

Netanyahu, U.S. Lawmakers Agree on Need To Stop Iran's Nuclear Program

By Haaretz Service

Israel and the United States agreed on Tuesday that Iran must not be allowed to continue its contentious nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday following talks in Washington.Read More

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