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Iranian Olympic Athletes Unlikely To Face Israelis

By JTA

Despite a statement from the head of the Iranian Olympic committee asserting that Iranian athletes can compete against Israelis in the London Olympic Games, it is unlikely to occur.Read More


Australian Chabad Faces Abuse, Fiscal Scandals

By Haaretz

The two major branches of Chabad-Lubavitch in Australia are in the grip of separate crises that threaten to tar the movement’s reputation and undermine much of the work the Hasidic organization has invested in the six decades since it began operating here.Read More


African Immigrants' Cash Helps Hamas: Probe

By Haaretz

When Justice Ministry officials began to draft a law that would ban Africans migrants from sending money from Israel to their relatives at home, they were not surprised to discover that hundreds of thousands of shekels from the foreign workers’ salaries find their way overseas every week.Read More


D.C. Federation Buys $15M Building

By JTA

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is purchasing a $15.75 million building for its new headquarters.Read More


Journalist Convicted in Army Documents Case

By JTA

Uri Blau, the Haaretz journalist who accepted classified documents from an Israeli soldier, was convicted under a plea bargain.Read More


Iranians Will Compete Against Israelis at Olympics

By Haaretz

Iranian athletes will compete against Israelis at the London Olympics, according to the country’s chef de mission.Read More


Lew Meets With Reform, Reconstructionist Leaders

By JTA

President Obama’s chief of staff, Jack Lew, met with leaders of the Reform and Reconstructionist movements.Read More


Obama Team Slams Romney for 'Photo Op' Trip

By Haaretz

Members of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Monday strongly criticized Mitt Romney’s upcoming overseas trip, charging that Republican presidential candidate’s planned visit to Britain, Israel and Poland centers more on “photo-ops and fundraising” than issues of substance.Read More


Romney Backs Olympics Moment of Silence

By Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, about to visit the London Olympics and Israel, said for the first time on Monday that he supports an official minute of silence at Friday’s opening ceremony for the Games to honor Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics.Read More


Swiss Hospitals Suspend Circumcision of Infants

By JTA

Two hospitals in Switzerland decided to temporarily suspend circumcisions of infants unless it is medically required, following a German court ruling.Read More





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