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Obama: Hanukkah Is a Time For People of All Faiths To Celebrate

By JTA

President Obama said the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees “reminds us that faith and perseverance are powerful forces that can sustain us in difficult times and help us overcome even the greatest odds.”Read More


Want Your Adopted Child To Be Jewish? In Israel, Act Orthodox

By Orly Vilnai (Haaretz)

Nira and Yaron had been trying to have a baby for eight years. They did everything - in-vitro fertilizations, egg donations, treatments in Israel and abroad. Nothing worked. The only way they would be able to have a family was by adoption. The Taf adoption agency found a baby for them after a few weeks of searches, and they were called to Belarus to adopt an abandoned 11-month-old baby boy. Their happiness knew no bounds.Read More


Fayyad Opposes Unilateral Statehood Declaration

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority prime minister in a meeting with Jewish Council for Public Affairs leaders said he opposed a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood.Read More


Jewish Settlers Suspected of Defacing West Bank Mosque

By JTA

Vandals sacked a West Bank mosque and left graffiti on its walls.Read More


Trial Begins for Alleged Jewish Terrorist

By JTA

The trial of alleged U.S.-born Jewish terrorist Yaakov (Jack) Teitel opened in Jerusalem.Read More


U.S.: Jerusalem's Fate Should Be Decided by Israelis, Palestinians

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Shortly after European Union Ministers announced their support for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state on Tuesday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the fate of Jerusalem should only be determined by Israel and the Palestinians in talks.Read More


Peres Launches YouTube Channel

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres launched his own YouTube channel.Read More


EU Ministers: Jerusalem Should Be Capital of Two States

By JTA

European Union foreign ministers called for negotiations over the status of Jerusalem as a capital for two states.Read More


Edward Sanders, Carter Peace Adviser, Dies at 87

By JTA

Edward Sanders, a national Jewish leader who played a key role in the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty as senior Middle East adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died.Read More


Israel's Justice Minister: Jewish Law Should be Binding

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman on Monday said he believes Jewish law (Halakha) should be the binding law in Israel, Army Radio reported.Read More


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