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Bibi Settlement Plan May Be Aimed at Elections

By Reuters

For Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to expand Israeli settlements may risk a diplomatic crisis with Europe but could prove a good bet at the ballot box.Read More


Missing Coed's Parents Blast Friends for Silence

By Forward Staff

Missing college student Lauren Spierer’s parents have slammed their daughter’s friends for “stonewalling” about key details from the night their daughter disappeared.Read More


Australia Chides Israel Envoy Over Settlements

By Reuters

Australia summoned the Israeli ambassador on Tuesday to protest against Israel’s decision to expand Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and withhold tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Judge Blocks Calif. 'Gay Cure' Ban

By Reuters

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a landmark law that bars therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in minors, but he applied the ruling to just three people.Read More


Arthur Chaskalson, South Africa Chief Judge, Dies

By JTA

Leaders of South Africa and the country’s Jewish community mourned the death of jurist and anti-apartheid activist Arthur Chaskalson.Read More


Jewish Principal Convicted of 75 Sex Abuse Counts

By Forward Staff

The principal of a private Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted of sexually abusing three boys over the course of a decade, authorities said.Read More


U.S. Rachets Up Attack on Israel Over Settlements

By Reuters

The United States on Monday ratcheted up criticism of Israel over plans to expand Jewish settlement building on occupied land, urging it to reconsider despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to back down.Read More


'Three Cups of Tea' Co-Author Kills Self

By Reuters

Journalist David Oliver Relin, co-author of the controversial best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” took his own life last month in the Columbia River town of Corbett, Oregon, east of Portland, authorities disclosed on Monday.Read More


Hazon Will Merge With Isabella Freedman Center

By JTA

The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Hazon are merging.Read More


Hungary Premier Vows To Protect Jews From 'List'

By Reuters

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday condemned a call by a far-right Jobbik lawmaker to draw up lists of Jews as “unworthy” of his country, promising he would protect all citizens from any kind of discrimination.Read More





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