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5-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Questioned for Throwing Stones at Jewish Settlers

By Reuters

An Israeli human rights group accused the army on Thursday of illegally detaining a 5-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing a stone in a flashpoint city in the occupied West Bank.Read More

Pennsylvania Attorney General Refuses To Defend State in Gay Marriage Ban Case

By Reuters

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused on Thursday to fight a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.Read More

Outgoing Envoy Michael Oren Praises Barack Obama as Israel's 'True Friend'


Michael Oren, Israel’s departing ambassador to the United States, said that President Obama is “a true friend” of Israel and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “committed to peace.”Read More

Israel Detains 5-Year-Old Palestinian Boy for Throwing Stones at West Bank Settlers

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldiers earlier this week were videotaped detaining a five-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron, after he allegedly threw a stone at an Israeli car on Tuesday.Read More

Bones of Jewish Victims From 1941 Polish Pogrom Are Reburied


The remains of victims from the Jedwabne pogrom were reburied at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the massacre in the Polish town.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Children in Upstate New York Protest Israel Draft


Elementary and middle school students in a New York haredi Orthodox school demonstrated against an Israeli bill aiming to draft haredim into the Israel Defense Forces.Read More

Jewish Triple Murder Victim's Mother: How Did Police Miss Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

By Forward Staff

The mother of a Jewish triple murder victim wants to know why cops didn’t eye slain Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev after the slays — on the anniversary of 9/11.Read More

Eliot Spitzer Grabs Early Lead in Polls as Comeback Gains Traction

By Reuters

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who is attempting a political comeback five years after resigning from office in a prostitution scandal, is leading the race to be New York City’s next comptroller, according to a poll released on Wednesday.Read More

Julius Berman, Embattled Chair of Claims Conference Board, Reelected

By Forward Staff

BREAKING NEWS: Julius Berman, the embattled board chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, was reelected to another term.Read More

Matt Nosanchuk Named White House Jewish Liaison


The White House is set to name Matt Nosanchuk, a lawyer who has been prominent in advancing the Obama administration’s gay rights policies, as its new full-time Jewish liaison.Read More

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