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Jewish Scouting Leaders Take Vocal Stance on Gays in Boy Scouts of America


Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.Read More

New Road Will Help Pave the Way to an Indivisible Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday joined Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to dedicate Route 20, a highway that connects Jewish neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem and happens to have an interchange named after the prime minister’s father, historian Benzion Netanyahu.Read More

Israeli Anger Builds Over Sweetheart Deal for 'Jewish Oligarch' Nochi Dankner

By Reuters

He was once celebrated for his vast fortune and daring deals, but when Israeli tycoon Nochi Dankner was about to catch a break from the bank on his massive debts, public outrage kicked in.Read More

Reform and Conservative Leaders Demand Probe Into Violence at Western Wall

By Haaretz

The heads of the Reform and Conservative movements will demand that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein investigate the involvement of rabbis on the government payroll in Friday’s violent demonstrations at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Mob Swarms Western Wall To Protest Women's Prayer Service


Haredi Orthodox youth mobbed the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.Read More

China's President Urges Netanyahu and Abbas To Return to Negotiations

By Reuters

China’s President Xi Jinping urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace talks with the Palestinians as soon as possible, days after he tried to convince Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to revive discussions.Read More

American Stabbed in Cairo Identified as Director of Arabic Program

By Forward Staff

The American director of an overseas study program was stabbed outside the gates of the United States embassy in Cairo on Thursday, a security source said.Read More

61% of Israelis Back Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, Pew Poll Reveals


Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found.Read More

Hezbollah Vows To Get New Weapons From Syria

By Reuters

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Syria would respond to Israeli raids around Damascus by giving his group sophisticated new weapons, the outcome Israel said its attack was launched to avert.Read More

Israel Occupation Saps East Jerusalem Economy, U.N. Report Says

By Reuters

The Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem is driving its Palestinian residents into deeper economic isolation and they face far greater poverty than Jewish neighbours, said a U.N. report on the city at the heart of the Middle East conflict.Read More

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