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Conservative Group Sticks to Balanced Budget Claim Despite Bulging Deficit

By JTA

Despite a budget deficit twice what was expected, the leader of the Conservative movement’s synagogue umbrella group says the group will balance its budget within two years.Read More


Google Pays $1.3B for Israeli Mobile Startup Waze

By Reuters

It’s official, Google announced on Tuesday: The Internet search engine company is buying Waze, the Israeli mobile app navigation startup.Read More


Ari Weiss Resigns as Head of Uri L'Tzedek

By Seth Berkman

Rabbi Ari Weiss, executive director of Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice organization that has created a certification system based on treatment of workers at kosher restaurants, will step down from his position in the coming months.Read More


Georges Moustaki, 'Wandering Jew' Who Sang With Piaf, Recalled at Memorial

By JTA

About 100 hundred people attended the opening of an art exhibition and a concert in Paris in memory of the Jewish French singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki.Read More


Richard Falk Vows To Stay On in United Nations Post Despite Criticism

By Reuters

The United Nations human rights investigator for the Palestinian territories said on Tuesday he would not resign and accused critics of calling him anti-Semitic to divert attention from his scrutiny of Israeli policies.Read More


Sweden Hosts First Jewish Gay Wedding

By JTA

The Great Synagogue of Stockholm hosted Sweden’s first Jewish gay wedding.Read More


France May Drop 'Pimp' Charge on Dominique Strauss-Kahn

By Reuters

A French public prosecutor recommended on Tuesday closing an investigation into alleged sex offences in which former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn risks trial on a charge of “aggravated pimping”.Read More


7% of Israeli Jews Are Reform or Conservative

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Some 7.1 percent of Israeli Jews define themselves as Reform or Conservative, according to the soon-to-be-released Israeli Democracy Index for 2013.Read More


Richard Falk Accuses Israel of Crimes Against Gaza

By Reuters

A United Nations human rights investigator accused Israel on Monday of imposing collective punishment on 1.75 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and said that the enclave’s viability was at stake.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Signals Willingness To Freeze Settlements

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Monday that Israel was ready to confine Jewish settlement expansion to the blocs of occupied territory it wants to keep under any peace deal with the Palestinians, in a nod to U.S. efforts to revive stalled negotiations.Read More


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