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Jerusalem Road Cuts Village, Drives Arab Discontent

By Reuters

The mechanical diggers start work soon after dawn, cutting through a leafy village on the outskirts of Jerusalem to build a six-lane highway that has become the latest focal point of Arab-Israeli discontent.Read More

Bills Targeting Iran Introduced in Time for AIPAC Conference


Lawmakers in Congress introduced bills in time for AIPAC’s annual policy conference that would tighten Iran sanctions and back Israel should it strike that country’s suspected nuclear program.Read More

Ukrainian City Agrees To Stop Using Jewish Headstones as Pavement


The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.Read More

Key Witness in Ehud Olmert Corruption Trial Died Hours After Testifying


A key state witness in a corruption trial against former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert died hours after testifying.Read More

East Africans, American Clinch Six Top Spots in Jerusalem Marathon


East African runners and a U.S. Air Force captain won the six top spots in the annual Jerusalem marathon, which drew over 20,000 participants from 52 nationsRead More

California Boy Who Killed Neo-Nazi Dad at Age 10 To Hear Fate

By Reuters

A California boy found guilty of murdering his neo-Nazi father at age 10 is expected to learn on Friday whether he will spend the rest of his youth in a juvenile jail or be allowed to be incarcerated in a private facility or group home.Read More

Turkish PM Calls Zionism Crime Against Humanity

By Reuters

Israel’s prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart on Thursday of making a “dark and false” statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity - a comment likely to hit efforts to repair ties between the two former allies.Read More

Israel To Probe Birth Control for Ethiopian Immigrants

By Reuters

Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into whether Ethiopian women were prescribed a birth control drug as a means of population control.Read More

Pope Benedict Ends Pontificate, Leaving Papacy Vacant

By Reuters

Pope Benedict ended his eight-year reign on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign instead of ruling for life.Read More

Dan Ehrenkrantz, President of Reconstructionist Seminary To Step Down

By Anne Cohen/JTA

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz will step down as president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.Read More

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