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New Sanctions Bill Targets Iran's Energy Sector

By JTA and Forward Staff

Iran offered to extend a visit by nuclear inspectors.Read More


Officials: Right-Wing Groups Help IDF Monitor Media

By Haaretz

The government and military have unofficially outsourced some of their intelligence work to private organizations that monitor anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian media and are associated with right-wing politics, according to several high-ranking government and military sources.Read More


Bill Clinton Wins Arkansas Jewish Honor

By JTA

President Bill Clinton will receive the Tikkun Olam Lifetime Achievement Award of the Jewish Federation of Arkansas.Read More


Synagogue Asks Mel Gibson for Donation

By JTA

A California synagogue asked movie star Mel Gibson for a donation, suggesting it would remedy his reputation regarding Jews.Read More


Jewish Center Gets Gift for Rare Books

By JTA

A $2.5 million gift from the David Berg Foundation will be used to establish a rare books room at the Center for Jewish History in New York.Read More


Medical Marijuana a Success in Israel

By Haaretz

More than two-thirds of cancer patients who were prescribed medical marijuana to combat pain are reportedly satisfied with the treatment, according to a comprehensive study conducted for the first time in Israel.Read More


Bibi Won't Extend Haredi Service Exemption

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a Likud faction meeting Monday that the Tal Law, which allows ultra-Orthodox citizens to defer military service, will not be extended by the government but rather go to a vote in the Knesset.Read More


Report: Adelson's Company Investigated for Bribery

By Haaretz

The casino company owned by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been under federal investigation for the last year for alleged bribery of foreign officials, ABC News reported over the weekend.Read More


N.J. Teen Suspected of Targeting More Synagogues

By JTA

The 19-year-old man charged in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues allegedly planned to attack another nearby synagogue.Read More


Pinto Ex-Aide Arranged Illegal Donations: Report

By JTA

An ex-aide to an influential rabbi who is now a top fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm may have steered illegal campaign donations to the freshman New York lawmaker.Read More





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