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Barack Obama Meets Leaders of Arab-American Groups Ahead of Mideast Trip

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday met Arab American leaders who urged him to deliver a message of hope to the Palestinian people on his Middle East trip this month, even though he has made clear he will not use the visit to launch a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative.Read More


Jason Klein Tapped To Lead Group of Reconstructionist Rabbis

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The newly elected leader of the Reconstructionist movement’s rabbinic association will be the first openly gay man to lead a national rabbinic association in the U.S.Read More


Mayor Michael Bloomberg Vows To Fight for Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

By Reuters

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments, one day before the new law was to take effect.Read More


Israel School Red-Faced After Teachers' Unvarnished Opinions of Students Go Public

By Reuters

Students at an Israeli high school were in an uproar on Monday after a teacher mistakenly sent them an internal email that spelled out what faculty members really thought about them.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Bites Bullet, Inches Toward Coalition With Rivals

By JTA

He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.Read More


Henrique Capriles Spars With Chavez Successor Even as Spar as Strongman Lies in State

By Reuters

Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela’s election race with scathing personal attacks even as mourners still file past the late Hugo Chavez’s corpse.Read More


Brooklyn Defense Lawyer Wants To Bar Jews From Terror Jury

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for a Pakistani man accused of plotting jihadist violence is reportedly planning to try to bar Jews from the jury in his trial in Brooklyn federal court.Read More


New Swarm of Locusts Threatens Israel's South

By Zafrir Rinat (Haaretz)

Swarms of locusts have continued to cross into Israel from Egypt and the Agriculture Ministry is preparing to carry out additional spraying of the insects, which pose a threat to agriculture.Read More


Spanish Town Holds First Seder Since Inquisition

By JTA

A town in northern Spain is preparing to hold its first Passover seder since 1492.Read More


London Enclave Objects to Zoning Changes Proposed by Orthodox Jews

By JTA

Non-Jewish residents of the heavily haredi Orthodox-populated London neighborhood of Hackney have launched a campaign to prevent Orthodox Jews from changing city planning regulations.Read More


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