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Greenberg Named Maccabiah Hoops Coach

By JTA

Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was named the head coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team.Read More


Santorum Pulls Out of GOP Race

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Conservative Rick Santorum pulled out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday, leaving Mitt Romney with a clear path to the GOP nomination.Read More


2,500 Pro-Palestinian Activists Plan Fly-In Protest

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Up to 2,500 people are expected to arrive in Israel on what is being called a “fly-in” protest.Read More


Democrats Defend Jewish Staffer Who Used Slur

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the Democratic National Committee’s new Jewish outreach liaison should be forgiven for her 6-year-old Facebook post that used the term “Jewbags.”Read More


Conn. Law Would Legalize Mezuzahs

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Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney is expected to announce legislation to protect citizens’ rights to display religious symbols.Read More


U2's Bono Makes Surprise Trip to Israel

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U2 lead singer Bono is on a personal visit to Israel.Read More


U2's Bono Makes Surprise Trip to Israel

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U2 lead singer Bono is on a personal visit to Israel.Read More


Israeli Writers Will Call on PEN To Rebuke Günter Grass

By Haaretz

The Hebrew Writers Association in Israel on Monday denounced a controversial poem by Nobel Literature laureate Gunter Grass in which he criticizes Israel for threatening to attack Iran. The writers association said it would ask International PEN, a worldwide body of writers, to “publicly distance itself from Grass’ remarks and to come out against all expressions of delegitimization against Israel and the Jewish people.”Read More


Congressmen Decry Helen Thomas Award

By Haaretz

The award given to controversial journalist Helen Thomas by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sparked anger not only in Israel, but in the U.S. Congress as well. Two senior congressmen sent Abbas a letter denouncing the award and hinting that such a move may hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.Read More


White House: No Plans for Pollard Clemency

By JTA

The White House announced that its position has not changed on Jonathan Pollard, hours after Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency.Read More





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