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Obama Has Commanding Lead Among Jews: Poll

By JTA

Gallup has started tracking Jewish voters for the 2012 presidential elections, and its findings are commensurate with other polling, with President Obama enjoying a 35 point lead over Mitt Romney.Read More


Shimon Will Bring Necklace for Michelle

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres didn’t receive his President’s Medal of Freedom last month with other award recipients - he will have his own ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, at the White House, one that will end with special performance for about 140 guests.Read More


Romney Aide: 'There'll Be New Sheriff in Town'

By Haaretz

“When Mitt Romney is president, Iran will understand that there is a new sheriff in town and that his position is that the only thing worse than the U.S. using force would be for Iran to have nuclear weapons”, according to Richard Williamson, a senior foreign policy adviser to the Republican presidential candidate.Read More


Revelry Begins as Tel Aviv Celebrates Gay Pride

By Haaretz

Thousands of gays and lesbians turned out for Tel Aviv’s annual world-renowned celebration of pride, thronging the streets of the city with rainbow flags and revelry.Read More


Vandals Desecrate Jewish Graves in Ukraine

By JTA

Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested three teenagers suspected of desecrating a mass grave of Holocaust victims near Rivne.Read More


Jews to Presbyterians: Don't Divest From Israel

By JTA

Close to 9,000 American Jews have so far signed a petition calling on the Presbyterian Church reject proposals that would divest from three companies doing business with Israel.Read More


Rabbi Accused of Stealing 96-Year-Old's Wheelchair

By JTA

A rabbi who was accused of stealing a 96-year-old’s wheelchair said he was taking leave from the rabbinate.Read More


Israeli Foreign Minister Told He May Be Indicted

By JTA

Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.Read More


Talks With Settlers on Avoiding Demolitions

By Haaretz

Talks are underway between a group of right-wing activists and representatives of the attorney general’s office and the Prime Minister’s Office, in an effort to reach an agreement over the apartment buildings in Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Settlement Hopes To Create Full University

By Haaretz

The board of trustees of the University Center of Samaria in the West Bank settlement of Ariel approved the appointment of a future president of the institution last week, on the expectation that it will get full status as an Israeli university this fall and become the first Israeli university in the West Bank. The school’s current temporary status as a “university institution,” conferred by the Israel Defense Forces, is set to expire July 15.Read More


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