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Australian Rabbi Chaim Herzog Stripped of Chabad Leadership Role

By JTA

A controversial Chabad rabbi in Melbourne has been stripped of his official endorsement following a long-running turf war that involved police and threatened legal action.Read More


Is Israeli Red Tape Strangling Start-Up Nation?

By Reuters

High-tech entrepreneur Eyal Waldman decided he had had enough of Israeli investors when they told him to choose between his titles of chairman and chief executive at the company he co-founded, Mellanox Technologies.Read More


American LGBT Leaders Head to Israel

By JTA

American LGBT leaders from advocacy organizations, government and academia visited the Gay Center, owned and operated by the city of Tel Aviv.Read More


Jewish Leaders Get White House Briefing Amid Tensions on Iran Nuclear Policy

By JTA

The White House and Jewish leaders described a National Security Council briefing on Iran as “constructive” and pledged to continue to consult on the issue.Read More


Quebec Plans To Tighten Rules for Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production.Read More


Israel Approves New Jewish Settlements After Freeing 26 Palestinian Prisoners

By Reuters

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday as part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, but said it was pressing on with plans to build more homes for Jewish settlers, in an apparent move to appease hardliners.Read More


Brash Ukraine Oligarch Vadim Rabinovich Challenges Europe's Jewish Leaders

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Vadim Rabinovich has battled Ukrainian authorities, business rivals and Jewish community leaders, some of whom have expressed resentment about his ongoing efforts to challenge the old guard of European Jewish institutional life.Read More


Israel Releases 26 Palestinian Prisoners

By Reuters

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second stage of a limited amnesty designed to help U.S.-sponsored peace talks that have been dogged by divisions on both sides.Read More


Dallas Mavericks Rookie Gal Mekel Is Latest Israeli Pro Basketball Star

By Hillel Kuttler

Omri Casspi was the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association. And with the new season tipping off this week, Gal Mekel will become the second.Read More


Bill to Legalize Civil Marriage in Israel Submitted to Knesset

By JTA

A bill that would legalize civil marriages in Israel was submitted to the Knesset.Read More


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