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Australian Limmud Scraps Controversial Panel

By JTA

Limmud Oz, an offshoot of the international festival of Jewish learning, cancelled a panel featuring several controversial Jewish speakers for its upcoming conference in Melbourne.Read More


Congress Probes Jailing of Hasid in Bolivia

By JTA

The House Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee will hold a hearing about the plight of a Chasidic Jew from Brooklyn being held in a Bolivian jail.Read More


Abbas Warns Israel To Withdraw From West Bank

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not be on the table for much longer.Read More


Rep. Steve Rothman Loses as Boteach Gets GOP Nod

By JTA

Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), a veteran Jewish member of the U.S. House of Representatives, lost his primary election bid against another incumbent, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).Read More


Second Century Coins Unearthed in Israel

By JTA

Gold and silver coins and jewelry from the second century were uncovered in excavations near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel.Read More


New Jersey Federations Agree To Merge

By JTA

Two Jewish federations in New Jersey are merging in what is being described as the largest federation merger in history.Read More


Jerusalem Old City in Google's 'World Wonders'

By JTA

Jerusalem’s Old City and parts of historic Tel Aviv are featured in Google’s new “World Wonders Project,” although Jerusalem is not included under the Israel category.Read More


Israel Panel Aims To Boot African Immigrants

By Haaretz

Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced Tuesday the formation of a special task force to deal with African migrant workers in Israel, saying it will “make sure Israel is free of infiltrators.”Read More


Three Jewish Women Leaders Endorse Obama

By JTA

Three past and current leaders of Jewish women’s advocacy groups endorsed President Obama, citing their concerns about women’s rights.Read More


Netanyahu Praises Germany Over Submarines

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that submarines supplied by Germany to Israel are “a very important addition to our national security,” adding that “through them, [Germany] demonstrates its commitment to Israel’s security.”Read More





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