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British Jews Slam Anglicans on Israel Stance

By JTA

Britain’s organized Jewish community slammed the Church of England’s General Synod for endorsing an “inflammatory and partisan” anti-Israel program.Read More


Olmert Basks in Glow of Acquittal

By Haaretz

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spent the afternoon Tuesday, in his home in Motza near Jerusalem, receiving a stream of calls and flower bouquets congratulating him on his acquittals earlier that day.Read More


Shimon Peres Slams Idea of Legalizing Occupation

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres called West Bank settlements a threat to Israel.Read More


Widow Files Complaint Over Yasser Arafat's Death

By JTA

Suha Arafat, the widow of Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat, will file a legal complaint regarding her husband’s unexplained death.Read More


Solar Pioneer Featured on CNN's 'Going Green'

By JTA

Israeli entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will be featured as an environmental pioneer on the CNN series “Going Green.”Read More


Shimon Peres Will Skip Olympics Over Shabbat

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres canceled his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London after failing to find a way to attend the opening ceremony without desecrating the Jewish Sabbath.Read More


Amy Winehouse's Family To Light Mourning Candle

By JTA

The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.Read More


Campaign Stokes Memory of Argentina Bombing

By JTA

An annual campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center calls on the public to “feed the memory.”Read More


U.S. Diplomat Assures Egypt on Aid

By JTA

On his way to another round in the U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue, deputy U.S. Secretary of State, William Burns met with the new Egyptian president and said the United States was “fully committed” to assistance for Egypt.Read More


White House Blasts Israeli Report on Occupation

By JTA

The Obama administration criticized an Israeli panel finding that West Bank settlements are legal under international law.Read More





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