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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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