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Rejected! Texas Hoops Team Must Play on Shabbat

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An Orthodox high school in Texas was rejected in its request to have the state basketball semifinals rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.Read More


Birthright Trips Pump $500 Million Into Israel

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Taglit-Birthright Israel has contributed more than $535 million to Israel’s economy since the trip’s inception in 2000, the organization said.Read More


Israel Delays Open Skies Deal With Europe

By Haaretz

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz directed Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority on Monday not to sign an “open skies” agreement with the European Union until his office examines the potential effects such an agreement would have on Israeli airline companies.Read More


Rearrested Shalit Swap Suspect Starts Hunger Strike

By JTA

A Palestinian woman freed in the Gilad Shalit swap has been on a hunger strike since being rearrested for involvement in terrorist activity.Read More


Congressmen Escape Injury in Temple Mount Riot

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American Jewish leaders called on the Knesset to tighten security at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem in the aftermath of a rock-throwing attack on one of the leaders and two Jewish congressman.Read More


New West Bank Rail Line Planned

By Haaretz

Israel Railways has prepared a major plan for providing train service throughout the West Bank to serve both Israelis and Palestinians.Read More


WikiLeaks: Israel Hit Iran Last Year

By Haaretz

The mega-leaks website, WikiLeaks, has partnered with the hackers cooperative Anonymous, to publish internal emails of the American strategic intelligence company Stratfor. In one of the hacked emails, Stratfor officials discuss information obtained from one of their sources who reports that Israeli commandos, in cooperation with Kurdish fighters, have destroyed Iranian nuclear installations.Read More


'Footnote' Fails To Win Foreign Film Oscar

By JTA

“Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category.Read More


Raul Castro: Imprisoned Gross Is 'No Spy'

By JTA

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross “was no spy,” Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby.Read More


Black Congresswomen Go on J Street Israel Tour

By JTA

A group of African-American congresswomen toured Israel under J Street’s auspices.Read More





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