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San Diego Student Group Supports Israel Boycott Motion

By JTA

A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.Read More


Obama Won't Trip Over Netanyahu's Iran 'Red Line'

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Israel next week at the onset of spring - the “red line” previously drawn by his host, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to trigger an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites.Read More


Passover Without Wine? For Jewish Addicts, Sober Seders Are Life-Saver

By JTA

It’s rare that an Orthodox rabbi chooses to omit an important Jewish ritual in his holiday celebrations.Read More


Man Dies and Dozen Hospitalized from Heat at Tel Aviv Marathon

By JTA

One man died and 12 people suffered serious medical complications during a marathon held in Tel Aviv despite government warnings of extremely hot weather.Read More


Pope Francis Offers Hand of Friendship to Jews

By Reuters

Pope Francis reached out on Thursday to Rome’s Jewish community, saying he hoped he would be able to contribute to furthering good relations between Catholics and Jews.Read More


Eric Schneiderman Demands NFL Create Gay-Friendly Policy

By Seth Berkman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote a letter on Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to create a policy that would not tolerate discrimination or harassment on basis of sexual orientation.Read More


Obama Vows To Block Iran From Making Bomb

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States has significant capabilities to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and he was keeping all options on the table.Read More


Pope Francis I Goes Unscripted

By Reuters

The Vatican, an age-old institution used to having almost everything done by the book, is bracing for the unscripted papacy.Read More


South Africa Jewish Leaders Complain About Minister's 'Inflammatory' Remarks

By JTA

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the country’s Human Rights Commission over ”inflammatory remarks” made by Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman.Read More


Barack Obama's Visit to Israel Fails To Ignite Faded Peace Hopes — On Either Side

By Reuters

If there is one thing that seems to unite Israelis and Palestinians days before Obama’s visit to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Jordan next week, it is their talk of broken promises and lack of hope that he will ever bring peace.Read More


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