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Florida Official Quits Over Christian 'Slaughter' Quip

By JTA

The chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party resigned after saying that pro-Israel Christians want to see Jews “slaughtered and converted.”Read More


First Gay Israeli Couple Files for Divorce

By JTA

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage.Read More


Pope Benedict: Lebanon Trip Step to Peace

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI said he regards his upcoming trip to Lebanon as a visit aimed at promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East.Read More


Maariv Sale Shakes Up Israeli Media

By Haaretz

Shlomo Ben-Zvi’s acquisition of Maariv is expected to rearrange the Israeli journalism industry and may even affect the country’s political scene.Read More


Jew Pond's Name Is Officially Changed

By JTA

A federal board has changed the name of a pond in a small New Hampshire town from Jew Pond to Carleton Pond.Read More


Rockets From Gaza Slam Into Homes

By JTA

A long-range Grad rocket fired from Gaza seriously damaged two houses in a southern Israeli city.Read More


Israel Cabinet Approves University in Settlement

By Haaretz

The Israeli government voted overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing the Ariel University Center of Samaria as an accredited university on Sunday.Read More


Five Jewish Teens Arrested for Jerusalem Attack

By JTA

Jerusalem Police arrested five Jewish teens in connection with an attack on an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem, which left the victim with a broken leg.Read More


Abbas Vows To Seek Palestinian Statehood

By Haaretz

Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that the Palestinian Authority has decided to seek United Nations recognition as a non-member state. This will happen, said the Palestinian president, despite United States pressure opposing the move.Read More


Berlin Circumcision Move Not Enough: AJC

By JTA

The American Jewish Committee condemned a decision earlier this week by the state of Berlin that places restrictions on circumcisions.Read More





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