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Bishop Slammed for Nazi Health Law Comparison

By JTA

An address by a Roman Catholic bishop that compared President Obama’s health care policies to Hitler’s actions did not play well in Peoria.Read More


Yair Lapid: Only Solution Is Two States

By Haaretz

Would-be politician and former news anchor Yair Lapid criticized Kadima for failing to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, saying on Wednesday that he his party would join a future cabinet in a bid to “fight for what he believes in.”Read More


Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Haaretz

Israelis across the nation paused in memory of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, as a siren sounded throughout Israel on Thursday.Read More


Palestinians Evicted From E. Jerusalem Home

By JTA

Fourteen members of a Palestinian family were evicted from two homes in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after an Israeli court ruled that Jews had legally purchased the properties.Read More


Chicago City Council Urges Fund To Divest From Iran

By JTA

Chicago’s city council urged the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.Read More


Napolitano Meets With Federation on Security

By JTA

Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, met with leaders of the New York Jewish federation to discuss security for nonprofits in the wake of substantial funding cuts.Read More


Anti-Semitism Envoy Meets Swedish Mayor

By JTA

Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. envoy to combat anti-Semitism, will meet with the mayor of Malmo, Sweden, who is accused of fomenting anti-Semitism.Read More


Israel Does Nothing as Illegal Outpost Grows

By Haaretz

Some 20 homes that have been built in the Mitzpeh Cramim outpost during the past year could spark a similar coalition crisis to the one recently created by the Ulpana neighborhood in the settlement of Beit El, according to sources in the defense establishment.Read More


Bibi: Jews Still Face Threats to Existence

By JTA

Holocaust Remembrance Day began Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, in the presence of President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The central theme of this year’s commemoration is “My Brother’s Keeper - Jewish Solidarity During the Holocaust.”Read More


Palestinian Hunger Striker Freed Without Charges

By JTA

Khader Adnan, a Palestinian who went on a 63-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, was released from an Israeli jail to his home in the West Bank.Read More





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