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Brooklyn Rabbi Pleads Guilty in Housing Fraud

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A Brooklyn rabbi and his brother pleaded guilty to federal housing fraud.Read More


Jewish Leaders Hold National Threat Exercise

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About 50 high-ranking federal and state law enforcement officials met with an equal number of leading American Jewish officials for their first “table top” threat exercise.Read More


Democrats Restore Plank on Jerusalem to Platform

By Nathan Guttman

Democrats plan to restore language in the party platform recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, NBC News first reported.Read More


Dem Lawmakers Unhappy Over Jerusalem Omission

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Congressional Democrats expressed disappointment about the removal from the Democratic Party platform of a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Read More


Court Will Decide Fate of Africans in No Man's Land

By Haaretz

An Israeli NGO petitioned the High Court of Justice on Wednesday and demanded that Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Interior Minister Eli Yishai clarify why they have been denying 21 Eritrean migrants, who are trapped between the fences on the Israeli-Egyptian border, entry to Israel.Read More


Israel Foots Bill To Move Illegal Settlers

By Haaretz

The Israeli government is footing the bill, worth hundreds of thousands of shekels, for moving caravans in the now-evacuated West Bank outpost of Migron.Read More


Berlin's State Legalizes Circumcision

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One of Germany’s 16 states has declared circumcision legal.Read More


Furious at Leak, Bibi Scraps Cabinet Meeting

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unexpectedly canceled a security cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning, telling ministers that information from the first part of the meeting, held the day before, was leaked.Read More


Minister Won't Budge on Africans Stuck at Border

By Haaretz

In response to a report of some 20 Eritrean migrants trapped between the Israel-Egypt border, Interior Minsiter Eli Yishai declared, “We will not bring the Eritreans into Israeli territory.”Read More


Raoul Wallenberg Honored Down Under

By JTA

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped save up to 100,000 Jews during the Holocaust, was honored in an Australian parliament.Read More





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