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Ehud Olmert Backs Bid for Palestinian Statehood

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has broken ranks with official policy by saying that he sees “no reason to oppose” the Palestinian bid for UN recognition.Read More


52 Nobel Laureates Call for Israel Arms Boycott

By JTA

A group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates joined artists and activists in signing an open letter calling for an international military boycott of Israel following this month’s Gaza conflict.Read More


Stevie Wonder Pulls Out of Israel Gala

By JTA

An online petition calling on Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces has garnered more than 3,600 signatures.Read More


Erik Izraelewicz, Le Monde Editor, Dies at 58

By JTA

Erik Izraelewicz, the editorial director of the French daily newspaper Le Monde, collapsed and died in his Paris office from a sudden heart attack. He was 58.Read More


Western Wall Remains in Ultra-Orthodox Control

By JTA

For years, Israeli and American Jewish groups have agitated for greater religious freedom at the Western Wall. But only Orthodox worship is allowed at the faith’s holiest site.Read More


Polish Ruling May End Kosher Meat Production

By Reuters

Jewish groups said on Wednesday a Polish court ruling on methods used to slaughter livestock could halt the production of kosher meat, threatening their religious freedom in a country where Nazi Germany massacred millions of Jews in World War Two.Read More


Israel: No 'Problematic' Terms Like Palestine State

By Reuters

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has instructed its diplomats to refuse to accept any official mail that uses “problematic terminology” such as the “state of Palestine.”Read More


Palestinian Win More Support for Statehood

By Reuters

More European states joined France on Wednesday in backing a Palestinian bid for limited statehood, but Britain held back, saying it wanted an assurance that the Palestinians would not pursue Israel through the International Criminal Court.Read More


Alan Gross Won't Be Released, Cuba Says

By Paul Berger

The Cuban government announced Alan Gross would not be freed, dashing hopes of a breakthrough for the Jewish American contractor jailed for three years.Read More


Hungary Jews Complain About Neo-Nazi 'List'

By JTA

A Hungarian Jewish organization said it will file a complaint against a lawmaker who proposed drawing up a list of “dangerous” Jews in government.Read More


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