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Obama's Approval Rating Is 64 Percent, Among American Jews

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

Sixty-four percent of American Jews approve of President Obama’s job performance, the highest of any religious group surveyed in a new Gallup poll.Read More

Who Are the Female Prisoners Released for Shalit Tape?

By Haaretz Service

Israel on Wednesday released the list of twenty female prisoners released in exchange for a current sign of life from abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.The list does not include any prisoners with blood on their hands and all those on the list were set for release within less than two years.Read More

Shalit Video Released With Soldier Holding Recent Newspaper

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz), Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Avi Issacharoff

A video of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was broadcast on Israeli television on Thursday, showing the gaunt soldier holding a Palestinian newspaper dated September 14, 2009. In the video, Shalit is seen saying that he was feeling healthy and being treated well by his captors.Read More

Iran To Allow Inspectors To Visit Uranium Plant


Iran will allow U.N. nuclear inspectors to visit its second uranium enrichment plant.Read More

Agriprocessors CFO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy


The former chief financial officer of the defunct Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant pleaded guilty to conspiracy.Read More

Poll Shows Majority of U.S. Jews Back Iran Strike

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons – a significant increase from a year ago.Read More

Israel to Release Palestinian Prisoners for Shalit Tape


Israel’s Security Cabinet will release 20 female Palestinian security prisoners in exchange for a recently recorded videotape of Gilad Shalit.Read More

Report: Mel Gibson Wants Antisemitic Rant Off His Record

By Haaretz Service

Actor-director Mel Gibson, who enraged Jews around the world in 2006 when he launched into an anti-Semitic tirade after stopped by police for driving under the influence, reportedly plans to ask the court to expunge the DUI from his record.Read More

U.S. to Iran: Prove That You're Not Developing Nukes

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Iran said on Tuesday it would not discuss a previously secret nuclear plant at international talks this week, but Washington vowed to bring it up and demanded Tehran prove it is not developing an atomic weapon.Read More

Outgoing Brandeis President Has Strengthened School's Jewish Identity

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

Jehuda Reinharz took many by surprise last week when he abruptly announced that he would be stepping down as president of Brandeis University at the end of this academic year.Read More

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