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Israel Forks Over $100M in Palestinian Tax Cash

By Reuters

Israel will give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration around $100 million in tax revenues that had been withheld in retaliation for his statehood bid in the United Nations, Israeli officials said on Wednesday.Read More


Evangelical Christian Israel Backers Push Opposition to Chuck Hagel

By JTA

Conservative pro-Israel opposition to Chuck Hagel remains fierce, bolstered by the pivotal role being played by Christians United For Israel, the Texas-based group founded by Pastor John Hagee.Read More


Advocates Spotlight Plight of African Immigrants in Israel

By Lia Mandelbaum and Anne Cohen

American advocacy groups called for improved treatment for African immigrants and asylum seekers in Israel during a public forum in Los Angeles.Read More


John Kerry Wins Confirmation as Secretary of State

By Reuters

John Kerry’s nomination as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of state sailed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country’s top diplomat.Read More


John Kerry Cruises to 94-3 Senate Confirmation Vote

By Reuters

John Kerry’s nomination as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of state sailed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country’s top diplomat.Read More


Jewish Ravens Fans Get Psyched for Super Bowl

By JTA

With their beloved Baltimore Ravens set to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Noam Heller and a group of Jewish fans will no doubt will get even crazier than normal.Read More


Ethiopian Women Claim Israel Gave Birth Control Shots Against Will

By JTA

Following a TV report alleging that Ethiopian Israeli women were being given contraceptive shots against their will, Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered physicians to put a stop to the practice.Read More


A Real Hail Mary? 27% Say God Helps Determine Super Bowl Outcome

By JTA

Almost three in 10 Americans believe that God plays a role in determining sports outcomes like the Super Bowl. Which team needs divine intervention on Sunday?Read More


Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning Rebrands

By JTA

The Spertus Institute in Chicago has a new name and a revamped mission.Read More


Israel Boycotts United Nations Review of Human Rights Record

By Reuters

Israel boycotted a U.N. human rights forum on Tuesday where it was due to have its record reviewed, setting a precedent that concerns rights activists and many Western nations.Read More


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