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GOP Hopes To Punish U.N., Palestinians Over Statehood

By JTA

Republican U.S. senators introduced the first efforts to penalize the Palestinians and the United Nations should the body affirm enhanced Palestinian status.Read More


Alan Gross Is Cancer-Free, But Family Wants Exam

By JTA

The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him.Read More


Federations Ramp Up Defense Against Computer Hacking

By JTA

The security arm of the Jewish federations network is intensifying training to resist cyber attacks in the wake of a wave of such attacks on synagogue websites.Read More


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


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