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Labor Leader Blasts 'Alliance of Cowards'

By Haaretz

Israel Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich slammed the maneuver as “an alliance of cowards,” and the most ridiculous zig-zag in Israel’s political history, which no one will ever forget.Read More


Bibi Deal Means Less Power for Haredi Parties

By Haaretz

Where does the deal leave the Haredi community? In a completely different place than they were used to over the last several years.Read More


Australian Sex Suspect Appears in Court

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish man charged with sexually assaulting children at a Jewish school in Melbourne, Australia appeared in court.Read More


Greece's Jews Cautious After Neo-Nazi Triumph

By Haaretz

Greece’s Jewish community on Monday sent its members a laconic, factual e-mail. Without any interpretive adornment, the message conveyed a few dry facts. In elections staged on Sunday, the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party won 7 percent of the country’s popular vote - a tally twice the minimum threshold level required to send representatives to parliament.Read More


P.A. Negotiator Saeb Erekat Suffers Heart Attack

By JTA

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator in peace talks with Israel, suffered a heart attack.Read More


Elections Canceled, as Netanyahu Forges Coalition

By Haaretz

The newly formed unity government was created to advance the main issues facing Israel today, including a “responsible peace process,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday, while the leader of Israel’s Labor Party Shelly Yacimovich — thought likely to be become leader of the opposition — slammed the pair’s pronouncements in her own press conference later on Tuesday.Read More


Skolnik Named Leader of Conservative Rabbis Group

By JTA

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik was installed Monday as president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention.Read More


Netanyahu, Mofaz To Form Unity Gov't

By Haaretz

Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima’s Shaul Mofaz have reached an agreement to form a new national unity government. Plans for September elections have been scrapped.Read More


Aid Workers Get Threats for Helping Immigrants

By Haaretz

Workers at a Tel Aviv aid organization for refugees, foreign workers and asylum seekers, said they received an anonymous threat on Sunday, in an apparent sign that recent tensions between migrant workers and locals, especially in the city’s south side, continued to increase.Read More


Release of Jonathan Pollard Called 'Inevitable'

By Haaretz

The release of Jonathan Pollard, the convicted Israeli spy serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison, is “inevitable” and could take place shortly on “technical grounds,” a a prominent Jewish leader and supporter of U.S. President Obama told Haaretz.Read More





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