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Iran Nuclear Talks Make Scant Progress

By JTA

Talks between the United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran on an agreement to monitor the latter’s nuclear program have ended without progress.Read More


Mets Can Bar Kosher Franks on Shabbat

By JTA

The New York Mets can prevent a kosher food vendor from selling its wares on Shabbat, a federal judge ruled.Read More


McCain Says U.S. and Israel Differ on Iran Threat

By JTA

The United States and Israel clearly have daylight in their assessment of the threat posed by Iran, U.S. Sen. John McCain said in Jerusalem.Read More


Many Jews Serve as Obama Campaign Chairs

By JTA

At least seven of the Obama campaign’s 35 co-chairs are Jewish, including Alan Solow, a leading figure in the organized community.Read More


Anne Frank 'Baptized' by Mormons After Death

By JTA

Anne Frank was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual, at least the third Holocaust victim discovered to have been baptized posthumously this month.Read More


Adelson Boasts He Might Give Newt $100 Million

By Haaretz

Jewish billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson told Forbes magazine in an interview that his financial backing of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is based on more than just Gingrich’s staunch support for Israel.Read More


Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria

By Forward Staff

Two Western journalists were killed Wednesday, amid the deadly government crackdown in the Syrian city of Homs.Read More


Yeshiva Exemption Ruling Leaves Legal Vacuum

By Haaretz

Politicians have been falling over themselves since the six-three High Court ruling that the “Tal Law” is unconstitutional and therefore cannot be extended by the Knesset, to laud the judges and bid farewell to the unpopular law. In a rare moment of consensus, opposition leader Tzipi Livni, MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima), Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak all said amen to this rare intrusion of the judiciary into the legislative process. The problem is that none of them have any alternatives to the Tal Law and the current system of exemptions for yeshiva students.Read More


Can Surging Santorum Win Over GOP Jews?

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

If Rick Santorum secures the Republican nomination, expect to hear this mantra from his Jewish supporters: In times of crisis, social issues don’t matter.Read More


Law Permitting Yeshiva Students to Defer IDF Service Ruled Unconstitutional

By Haaretz

Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the Tal Law is unconstitutional and, as such, the Knesset will not be able to extend it in its present form.Read More





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