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U.S. Against Trading Killers of Americans for Shalit

By JTA

An Obama administration official said the United States urged Israel not to free Palestinian terrorists in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal who killed Americans.Read More


Jewish Groups Praise Birth Control Compromise

By JTA

Three Jewish groups that favor insurance coverage of contraceptives praised President Obama’s comrpromise allowing religious institutions to direct staff to alternative health care plans funding such services.Read More


Jewish Groups Split Over Marines' 'S.S.' Photo

By JTA

The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups.Read More


Sarkozy Opposes War With Iran

By JTA

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the solution to the Iran crisis is “never military.”Read More


Too Few Women Head Federations

By Haaretz

A special Knesset subcommittee is eliciting candid assessments about the role of women in Jewish community life, while posing searing questions about the relative lack of women in Jewish leadership roles.Read More


Israeli Soldier Scrawls Anti-Muslim Graffiti

By Haaretz

An Israel Defense Forces soldier is suspected of perpetrating a so-called “price tag” attack in a Palestinian West Bank village, Haaretz learned on Friday, following recently intercepted security camera footage.Read More


Rabbi Gunther Plaut Dies at 99

By JTA

Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto.Read More


Syria Ready for Chemical Attack on Rebel City

By Haaretz

Syria’s military has begun stockpiling chemical weapons and equipping its soldiers with gas masks near the rebel city of Homs, opposition sources reported on Thursday.Read More


Nearly Half of Americans Back Strike on Iran: Poll

By JTA

A poll showed that nearly half of likely voters believed the United States should use military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.Read More


Asher Grunis Named Israel's Top Judge

By Haaretz

The Knesset’s Judicial Selection Committee approved Justice Asher Grunis as the new Supreme Court President on Friday, after the veteran judge stood at heart of a months-long political storm.Read More





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