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Israel Court Approves Thousands of Conversions

By Haaretz

The High Court of Justice has affirmed the validity of thousands of conversions called into question by the Rabbinical Court of Appeals in 2008, but refused to discuss the rabbinical courts’ authority to annul conversions in general. Nevertheless, the justices leveled harsh criticism at the rabbinical courts’ conduct.Read More


Barak: Iran Won't Cave In to Pressure

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said chances that Iran will give in to pressure to stop its suspected nuclear program are low, and that the dangers of a nuclear Iran outweigh the dangers of action to stop it.Read More


Medals of Freedom For Albright, Dylan and Karski

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Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Read More


Judge Won't Drop Baltimore Shomrim Case

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A Baltimore judge denied an alleged victim’s request to drop criminal charges against two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating the black teen.Read More


Germany Will Publish Hitler's Mein Kampf

By Haaretz

For the first time since the end of World War II, Germany will officially publish Adolf Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf.” The state of Bavaria, which owns the copyrights to the anti-Semitic work, reached the decision to publish the work.Read More


Bernie Fine Hired by Israeli Hoops Squad

By JTA

Longtime Syracuse University assistant coach Bernie Fine, who was fired in November amid allegations of sexual molestation, was hired as a consultant for an Israeli pro basketball team.Read More


Israel Leftists Detained Over Memorial Day

By Haaretz

Israel Police prohibited members of a left-wing NGO from exiting a Tel Aviv building on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, activists said, claiming that the lockdown was meant to prevent them from distributing postcards concerning the displacement of Palestinians during the War of Independence in 1948.Read More


Ex-London Mayor Seeks To Make Nice to Jews

By Haaretz

Two-term former London mayor, Ken Livingstone, took his team to a public meeting with a group of Jewish voters.Read More


Former Principal Sues Over Gas Chamber Exhibit

By JTA

A black Jewish woman is suing the Phoenix school where she formerly served as principal for failing to respond to complaints about a fake gas chamber set up outside her office and then firing her.Read More


Rubio: Iran Should Be Preeminent Foreign Policy Issue

By JTA

Preventing Iran from becoming preeminent in its region should guide all U.S. foreign policy, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said.Read More





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