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Joshua Frydenberg, Jewish Rising Star, Joins New Australian Government


The sole Jewish member of the new Australian government was appointed to a junior minister position.Read More

Pro-Israel Groups Suspend Lobbying Push on Syria

By Ron Kampeas

Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.Read More

Israel Scrambles as Court Axes Law Aimed at African Immigrants

By Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

The High Court of Justice’s decision Monday to overturn a year-old law allowing African migrants to be held without trial for up to three years caught Israeli officials by surprise. Government ministries that will be affected by the ruling began studying the decision immediately, and will continue to examine its implications for a number of days.Read More

Lax Government Oversight Cited As Catalyst For Willie Rapfogel Scandal


Lax government oversight may have enabled the scandal involving William Rapfogel, the former executive director of the Metropolitan Council for Jewish Poverty, according to The New York Times.Read More

Jewish Umbrella Group Urges Lawmakers To Avoid Government Shutdown


The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is circulating a letter on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to support a federal budget agreement and avoid a government shutdown.Read More

Bigotry Against Indian-American Miss America Slammed by Anti-Defamation League

By Anne Cohen

The Anti-Defamation League has issued a statement denouncing the negative reactions to the crowning of New York’s Nina Davuluri, an American of Indian origin, as the New Miss America.Read More

Zanzibar Suspects Quizzed in Acid Attacks

By Reuters

Fifteen people, including suspected Islamist militants and individuals linked to an acid attack on a clergyman and two Jewish teenagers from Britain, have been arrested in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar islands, a senior police officer said.Read More

'Homeland' Pulls Out of Filming in Israel, Citing Syria Conflict


Parts of the third season of the television series “Homeland” will not be filmed in Israel as originally planned.Read More

Bill Thompson To Concede To Bill de Blasio in New York Mayoral Race

By Reuters

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, who placed second in the Democratic primary, will concede to top vote-getter Bill de Blasio and avert a bruising runoff, local media reported on Monday.Read More

Anti-Immigrant Law Struck Down by Israel High Court

By Haaretz

An expanded Israeli panel of nine High Court of Justice judges has unanimously voted to strike down controversial legislation that allowed Israel to detain illegal migrants for three years without trial.Read More

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