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S. African Party Opposes Israel Labeling Change

By JTA

The African Christian Democratic Party said it would fight the South African government’s decision to adopt a regulation that prevents the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.Read More


Jill Abramson Makes Forbes Power List

By JTA

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to lead the paper, was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.Read More


U.S. Envoy: Israel's Probe of Death 'Not Credible'

By Haaretz

Israel’s investigation into the death of American activist Rachel Corrie was not satisfactory, and wasn’t as thorough, credible or transparent as it should have been, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told the Corrie family this week.Read More


Kevin Youkilis Will Play for Israel

By JTA

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.Read More


Limmud Launches Program for Educators

By JTA

Limmud programs across the United States are collaborating to create a new partnership for learning and professional development with Jewish education leaders across the continent.Read More


Historic Torah Scrolls Unearthed in Polish Town

By JTA

Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland’s Sokolow Podlaski district.Read More


Chief Rabbi of Lyon Threatened for 'Complaints'

By JTA

The chief rabbi of Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to “punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV.”Read More


S. Africa Requires 'Made in West Bank' Label

By JTA

South Africa has adopted a regulation to prevent the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.Read More


Jerusalem's Holy Sites Need Protection: Abbas

By JTA

Jerusalem’s identity is Arab, and the city’s Muslim and Christian holy sites must be protected from Israeli threats, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said.Read More


Tennis Judge Beat Hubby With Mug: Police

By Blair Thornburgh

It sounds like a scene from a bizarre round of Clue: the tennis judge, in the living room, with the coffee cup.Read More





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