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Wasserman Schultz Uninvited in Temple Flap

By JTA

Miami’s Temple Israel said it canceled tonight’s appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) due to security concerns, but the congresswoman – chair of the Democratic National Committee– called it “internal politics” after learning that a leading GOP donor quit the synagogue because he would not be allowed to give a Republican response.Read More


U.S. Envoy Jets to Israel Over Iran Talks

By Haaretz

Straight after P5 +1 talks over Iran’s nuclear program in Baghdad, the head of the U.S. negotiating team, Wendy Sherman, traveled to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers on Friday.Read More


Charges Unlikely for Advocates of Killings

By Haaretz

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is tending toward not prosecuting the author or endorsers of the controversial book “Torat Hamelech,” Haaretz has learned.Read More


Israel Seals $204 Million Solar Power Deal

By JTA

Israel’s Arava Power Company has closed on financing for eight solar power projects worth $204 million.Read More


American Jews Denounce Anti-African Violence

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Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.Read More


Netanyahu Condemns Anti-African Violence

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on Thursday that his government would address the issue of African migrants in Israel, one day after a protest against them by residents of south Tel Aviv turned violent.Read More


Jews 'Disappointed' at South African Labelling Issue

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The South African Jewish Board of Deputies was “very disappointed” with its meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on the labeling of products from the West Bank, a board spokeswoman said.Read More


Iran Nuclear Talks Stall Over Sanctions

By JTA

Talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear program have stalled over Iran’s reluctance to advance without sanctions concessions.Read More


Brooklyn's Hynes Takes Shot at Orthodox

By JTA

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes reportedly said that the haredi Orthodox community is the only one in his jurisdiction in which sexual assault victims are harassed and intimidated.Read More


Orthodox Back Romney School Voucher Plan

By JTA

The Orthodox Union welcomed a pledge by presidential candidate Mitt Romney to allow low-income families to use federal dollars to send their children to parochial schools.Read More





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