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Top Dutch Rabbi Gets Award From Queen

By JTA

The queen of the Netherlands is naming one of the country’s chief rabbis an officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, among Holland’s highest honors.Read More


Israelis Sue Swiss Banks for Looted Deposits

By Haaretz

Two Israelis are preparing to file a $260 million lawsuit against the Swiss government and two Swiss banks for allegedly refusing to return money and valuables deposited by their parents shortly before World War II.Read More


Government Wants 90-Day Reprieve on Illegal Outpost

By JTA

The Israeli government plans to request that an Israeli Supreme Court order to dismantle part of a West Bank settlement be postponed for 90 days.Read More


Peres Still Going Strong at 88

By Haaretz

Talking to Shimon Peres about retirement is like talking to the Pope about converting to Islam. The ever-energetic leader sounds off about the peace process and more.Read More


Biden Trumpets Obama's Policies on Israel

By JTA

Vice President Joe Biden said “no president since Harry Truman has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama.”Read More


Panetta: I Hope Army Chief Is Right on Iran

By JTA

Leon Panetta, the U.S. defense secretary, said he hoped Israel’s top soldier was “correct” in assessing that the Iranian regime was rational.Read More


Toronto Woman Charged in Scam of Survivors Fund

By JTA

A woman living in Toronto was charged in the United States with taking part in a scheme to steal from a Holocaust survivors’ fund.Read More


Firebombs Tossed at Africans' Homes in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Three Molotov cocktails were thrown early Friday morning toward the homes of refugees from Eritrea and Sudan in the Shapira neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv.Read More


Jewish Agency Roiled by Top Official's Resignation

By Haaretz

The sudden departure this month of the Jewish Agency’s veteran chief financial officer, Yaron Neudorfer, is sending shock waves through the cash-strapped organization as it grapples with a severe budget deficit.Read More


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





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