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Australian PM Moves Elections So No Conflict with Yom Kippur

By JTA

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called new elections for September 7, avoiding a clash with Yom Kippur.Read More


IDF Says Haredi Base Cannot Deny Women

By Haaretz/Gili Cohen

Days after ultra-Orthodox troops barred a female Border Police member from entering their dining hall for dinner, Israel Defense Forces officials insist that the Haredi Netzah Yehuda Battalion’s base is not off limits to women.Read More


Thirty Seven House Democrats To Head To Israel on AIPAC Trip

By JTA

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is leading fellow Democrats on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate.Read More


Treblinka Survivor's Daughter To Design Education Center at Death Camp

By JTA

The Israeli daughter of a Jew who escaped Treblinka will design a Holocaust education center to be opened on the premises of the Nazi death camp.Read More


Israeli Cabinet Approves Plan To Benefit 91 Settlements

By Reuters

The cabinet on Sunday approved a new map of national priority areas, which includes an additional 20 West Bank settlements and communities inhabited by former Gaza settlers.Read More


Decapitated Israeli Woman's Body Found in Suitcase

By Haaretz

A body of a woman in her thirties was found Saturday afternoon in a stairwell in south Tel Aviv. The body was decapitated and stuffed inside a suitcase. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.Read More


How Racist Vandals Won at King David's Tomb on Mt. Zion

By Haaretz

A serious act of vandalism, a string of coincidences, and a decision by the Israel Antiquities Authority have combined to change the character of King David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion from a Muslim site into a synagogue.Read More


Has Secular Israel Lost War With Ultra-Orthodox?

By Haaretz

Some years ago, Israel Segal, a writer and journalist who was brought up Orthodox and became secular, summed up what he described as a secular defeat.Read More


Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Faces Bipartisan Recall Push

By Reuters

San Diego’s embattled mayor, facing sexual harassment allegations from a string of women, was dealt a setback on Friday when a liberal Democrat and a Republican businessman joined forces in a campaign to force a recall election.Read More


Amar'e Stoudemire Wants Israeli Citizenship

By JTA

Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.Read More


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