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Bipartisan Push Aims for Pollard's Release

By JTA

Congressional Democrats and Republicans are joining forces for the first time in an effort to secure Jonathan Pollard’s release.Read More


Reform Leader Bounced From Knesset Debate

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The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis.Read More


Gay Soldiers' Pic Causes Tiff in Israel

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A photo posted on the Israel Defense Forces website in honor of Pride Month, showing two male soldiers in uniform holding hands, has caused a stir.Read More


Charles Hynes Meets With Jewish Leaders

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Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes held a closed-door meeting with members of the Jewish community.Read More


Romney Was Distant Figure, Mass. Jews Recall

By Haaretz

Massachusetts Jews recall Mitt Romney as a distant figure. His main interaction came when he pushed for his now-controversial healthcare reform plan.Read More


Israel Protest Leaders Questioned by Police

By Haaretz

Several leaders of last summer’s social protests have been called in for interviews at police stations around the country, in what officials said was an attempt to better prepare its forces for the reprise of demonstrations this summer.Read More


Diva Thrust Into Starring Role at Masada

By JTA

An Israeli understudy for the role of Carmen, in the opera being performed at the foot of Masada, was thrust on stage opening night after the star last her voice in the dry desert air.Read More


'No Anti-Semitism' Here, Mayor of Lvov Claims

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly condemned a statement by the mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, in which he said that in his city “there has never been anti-Semitism and there will never be.”Read More


Congressional Candidate Charles Barron Slammed

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Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views.Read More


Napolitano Meets With Federations on Security

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America to discuss partnering with faith-based communities during security threats.Read More





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