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Greece's Jews Cautious After Neo-Nazi Triumph

By Haaretz

Greece’s Jewish community on Monday sent its members a laconic, factual e-mail. Without any interpretive adornment, the message conveyed a few dry facts. In elections staged on Sunday, the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party won 7 percent of the country’s popular vote - a tally twice the minimum threshold level required to send representatives to parliament.Read More


P.A. Negotiator Saeb Erekat Suffers Heart Attack

By JTA

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator in peace talks with Israel, suffered a heart attack.Read More


Elections Canceled, as Netanyahu Forges Coalition

By Haaretz

The newly formed unity government was created to advance the main issues facing Israel today, including a “responsible peace process,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday, while the leader of Israel’s Labor Party Shelly Yacimovich — thought likely to be become leader of the opposition — slammed the pair’s pronouncements in her own press conference later on Tuesday.Read More


Skolnik Named Leader of Conservative Rabbis Group

By JTA

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik was installed Monday as president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention.Read More


Netanyahu, Mofaz To Form Unity Gov't

By Haaretz

Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima’s Shaul Mofaz have reached an agreement to form a new national unity government. Plans for September elections have been scrapped.Read More


Aid Workers Get Threats for Helping Immigrants

By Haaretz

Workers at a Tel Aviv aid organization for refugees, foreign workers and asylum seekers, said they received an anonymous threat on Sunday, in an apparent sign that recent tensions between migrant workers and locals, especially in the city’s south side, continued to increase.Read More


Release of Jonathan Pollard Called 'Inevitable'

By Haaretz

The release of Jonathan Pollard, the convicted Israeli spy serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison, is “inevitable” and could take place shortly on “technical grounds,” a a prominent Jewish leader and supporter of U.S. President Obama told Haaretz.Read More


Congress Set To Approve $1 Billion for Israel

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives defense appropriations subcommittee is set to approve nearly $1 billion for Israeli and joint Israeli-U.S. missile defense programs.Read More


Top Court Orders Illegal Outpost Demolished

By Haaretz

Rejecting a state appeal, the High Court of Justice ordered on Monday the demolition of illegally-built structures in the Ulpana neighborhood.Read More


Jewish Reaction Mixed to Hollande's Victory

By JTA

Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande as the president of France.Read More





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