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Court Strikes Down Oklahoma Sharia Ban

By JTA

A federal appeals court has ruled as unconstitutional the state of Oklahoma’s ban on judges considering Islamic law in deciding cases.Read More


Katy Perry's Father Meant To Praise Jews

By JTA

Comments made by the Rev. Keith Hudson, the father of pop star Katy Perry, during a sermon at an Ohio church were taken out of context, the church’s pastor said.Read More


Push To Extradite Argentina Bombers

By JTA

The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged the presidents of Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela to demand the extradition to Argentina of the Iranians implicated in the 1994 terrorist attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.Read More


In Israel, Right-Wing Activists Put on House Arrest

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem District Court released five right-wing extremists to house arrest, days after being indicted for monitoring Israel Defense Forces operations in the West Bank in an attempt to thwart the demolition of illegal outposts.Read More


D.C. Mayor Settles Passover Election Suit

By JTA

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray has settled a lawsuit brought against the District of Columbia by a local rabbi over the date of special elections.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Father: I Want To Give Back

By Haaretz

Noam Shalit, the father of the former Israel Defense Forces soldier who was recently released from Hamas captivity, said Tuesday that he decided to run for the Labor Party list because he wants to give something back to Israeli society.Read More


Archeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Bread Stamp

By Haaretz

A 1,500-year-old seal with the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah has been discovered near the city of Acre.Read More


Israel Prepares To Absorb Syrian Refugees

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel is preparing to absorb Alawite refugees once Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime collapses, which he expects to happen in the coming months.Read More


Israel Approves Harsh Measures for Illegal Migrants

By Forward Staff

Israel is imposing newly strict measures on illegal migrants and those who assist them.Read More


Bibi Mulls Gestures to Palestinians for Talks

By Haaretz

At the request of American and Jordanian authorities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering several confidence-building measures vis-a-vis the Palestinians. In return, the prime minister expects Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue the talks that began in Jordan a week ago, and to refrain from pursuing statehood at the United Nations.Read More





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