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Israelis Back New Social Justice Protests: Poll

By Haaretz

A large majority of Israelis - 69 percent - supports the renewed social-justice protests, but Israelis are about evenly split over who was responsible for the violence that characterized Saturday night’s rally in Tel Aviv, according to a Haaretz-Dialog poll conducted on Monday.Read More


Court's Immigration Ruling Gets Mixed Reaction

By JTA

Most Jewish groups who have weighed in on Arizona’s controversial immigration law saw progress in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to repeal three of the law’s four parts, but had concerns that law enforcement officials would still be allowed to check the legal immigration status of people they detain.Read More


Police Acted Improperly at Tel Aviv Protests

By Haaretz

Police officers violated protocol during the arrest of social protest activists in Tel Aviv rally on Saturday night, the suspects’ legal representatives and police officials told Haaretz on Monday.Read More


Berman Slams Group for Anti-Israel Billboard

By JTA

U.S. Rep. Howard Berman slammed a Los Angeles-area group for anti-Israel billboards that call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.Read More


Sylvia Ettinger, Camp Ramah Founder, Dies at 95

By JTA

Sylvia Cuttler Ettenberg, a veteran Jewish educator and a founder of Camp Ramah, has died.Read More


Head of Virginia Holocaust Museum Is Ousted

By JTA

The Virginia Holocaust Museum ousted its executive director and president, Jay Ipson.Read More


Putin: Russia Wants To Resolve Iran Standoff

By Haaretz

Israel and Russia will continue consultations geared at resolving the nuclear standoff with Iran through peaceful means, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, adding that Israel-Russia relations are based on a “deep friendship.”Read More


Ezra Merkin Pays $400M To Settle Madoff Suit

By JTA

Former money manager J. Ezra Merkin has agreed to turn over hundreds of millions of dollars to duped investors in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.Read More


Divided Court Backs Campaign Financing Law

By Forward Staff

A divided Supreme Court upheld its Citizens United decision that allows unlimited donations to political super-PACs, setting the stage for a dramatic partisan race for cash in the fall election.Read More


Plane Trailing Swastika Banner Stuns Beachgoers

By JTA

A swastika on the banner of an airplane startled beach-goers in New York and surrounding states.Read More





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