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Jews' 'Ethnic' Category Scrapped for Testing

By Haaretz

Jews should no longer be categorized by their ethnic origin when being tested for hereditary conditions, says the Health Ministry. The mixing of Jewish communities - mixed heritage - has rendered such categorization pointless, the ministry’s community genetics department says.Read More


Ehud Olmert Cleared in Graft Case

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was exonerated on corruption charges which prompted his resignation from office four years ago.Read More


80,000 More Holocaust Victims To Get Payments

By JTA

Germany has agreed to provide restitution payments to an additional 80,000 Jews in what Claims Conference officials are describing as a historic breakthrough.Read More


Abbas Wants Sweeter Prisoner Deal for Talks

By Haaretz

A Palestinian minister said on Monday evening that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release security prisoners in exchange for the renewal of peace talks.Read More


Group of Jewish Diners Abused in Krakow

By JTA

A group of Jews patronizing a restaurant in Krakow said they were verbally and physically attacked by waiters.Read More


Toulouse Victims Hope To Block Killer's Tape

By JTA

Relatives of the victims of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah will seek to prevent the media from broadcasting recordings of the late French Muslim gunman.Read More


Bibi Faces Dilemma on 'No Occupation' Report

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers knew very well why they were keeping a low profile on the report. In retrospect, it isn’t certain that Netanyahu would even have appointed the committee, which was convened under pressure from the Likud ministers who wanted something to offer the more right-wing camp of Moshe Feiglin, which represents a significant proportion of the party’s central committee.Read More


Ron Lauder Takes Over Israeli News Site

By JTA

Ronald Lauder is expected to acquire complete control of an Israeli news website and has plans to establish a new English-language website about Israel.Read More


Wiesel Joins Canada Push for Refugee Health

By JTA

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants.Read More


Jewish, Muslim Students Meet To Promote Dialogue

By JTA

Dozens of Jewish and Muslim student leaders are meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia to promote inter-religious dialogue through backdoor channels.Read More


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