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Tzipi Livni Defends Women's Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall

By Revita Hovel (Haaretz)

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni told Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday night she would not support changes to the law governing the holy sites that he is promoting to limit the activities of Women of the Wall.Read More


Columbia Seeks To End 'Whites Only' Fellowship

By Reuters

Columbia University has joined an effort to have restrictions removed from a decades-old scholarship offered only to white students.Read More


Confessed Killer of Etan Patz To Stand Trial

By Reuters

A New Jersey man who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz should stand trial for murder and kidnapping in the 6-year-old boy’s disappearance, a judge ruled on Wednesday.Read More


Iran Nuclear Talks Fail To Break Deadlock

By Reuters

The United Nations’ nuclear agency failed to persuade Iran on Wednesday to let it resume an investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, leaving the high-stakes diplomacy in deadlock.Read More


Palestinians Clash With Israel on 'Nakba Day'

By Reuters

Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday during demonstrations to mark 65 years since what they call the Nakba (Catastrophe) when Israel’s creation caused many to lose their homes and become refugees.Read More


Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro, Protege of Hugo Chavez, Claims Jewish Heritage

By JTA

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro, denying that his government has an anti-Semitic bent, said his grandparents were of Sephardic Jewish descent.Read More


Pamela Geller's Invitation to Speak in Toronto Angers Board of Rabbis

By JTA

The Toronto Board of Rabbis criticized the Jewish Defense League of Canada for inviting Islam critic Pamela Geller to speak in the city.Read More


Yair Lapid, Israel's 'Golden Boy,' Crashes to Earth in Austerity Push

By Reuters

Just months after a dazzling political debut, Israel’s new finance minister Yair Lapid has come crashing down to earth with a budget that critics say hits the very people he vowed to protect – the middle classes.Read More


Doctors Say Angelina Jolie Did Right Thing With Surgery Over 'Jewish' Cancer Gene

By Reuters

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer may have stunned fans of the Oscar-winning actress, but doctors say her choice is shared by many other women with a high genetic risk for breast cancer.Read More


Parent-Killing Jewish Inmate Wins Round in Kosher Meals Fight

By Seth Berkman

An Orthodox Jewish prison inmate from Florida who was convicted of murdering both his parents has won a key battle in his court fight to get kosher prison meals.Read More


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