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Bill Highlights Plight of Jewish Refugees

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A bipartisan group of six Congress members is sponsoring a bill that would ensure recognition of the plight of 850,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries since Israel’s War of Independence in 1948.Read More


Bibi: Threats Not Working on Iran

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that U.S. statements of solidarity with Israel and its assurances that military strikes are still an option aren’t working to convince Iran that the West is “serious about stopping” the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons.Read More


Hebrew National Faces New Kosher Hearing

By JTA

A hearing on a motion to dismiss a consumer fraud case against the company that produces Hebrew National products has been scheduled for Nov. 30 in a federal court.Read More


Israeli Doubles Team Makes Quarters

By Haaretz

Israel’s Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich are into the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles tennis event at the London Olympics, after stunning the sixth-seeded pairing of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets.Read More


Romney Launches Jewish Supporters Group

By JTA

Mitt Romney launched the “Jewish Americans for Romney” coalition and continued to defend his citation of culture to explain the economic disparity between Israelis and Palestinians.Read More


Hungarian Far-Rightist Quits Over Jewish Roots

By JTA

A Hungarian far-right lawmaker who recently declared he was Jewish has resigned from most of his positions within the Jobbik Party.Read More


Panetta Vows Tougher Action on Iran

By Haaretz

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Wednesday that the United States is prepared to implement ‘other options’ if Iran continues to work toward attaining nuclear weapons.Read More


Leon Panetta Arrives in Israel for Iran Talks

By JTA

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Israel to discuss United States-Israel defense ties and the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.Read More


Barak Orders Draft of Ultra-Orthodox Men

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to draft haredi Orthodox men as it does other Jewish Israelis.Read More


Cuomo Vetoes Special Ed Bill Backed by Orthodox

By JTA

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for religious students with special needs to receive tuition reimbursements for attending private schools.Read More





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