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Jewish Leader Faces Questions Over Sarkozy Column

By Haaretz

The leader of the French-Jewish umbrella group CRIF has attracted critical headlines following a piece he wrote in Haaretz seeming to endorse France’s incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy.Read More


Israel Erects Wall Along Lebanese Border

By JTA

Israel began building a security wall along its border with Lebanon.Read More


Historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu Dies at 102

By JTA

Ben-Zion Netanyahu, a noted Jewish historian and Zionist thinker, and father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has died.Read More


Israeli Elections Could Be Held by August

By Haaretz

General elections could be held as early as August, according to political sources. The time slot being considered ranges from the end of August to the beginning of November, which is when the United States will be electing its next president.Read More


U.N. Says Israel Limits Human Rights Groups

By Haaretz

A senior UN official in Geneva last week listed Israel among the countries that she says are restricting the activities of human rights groups.Read More


Delmon Young Must See Doctor Over Drunken Fight

By JTA

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder who was arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, will be evaluated by a health care professional.Read More


Angry Dispute Erupts Over Iran at Conference

By Haaretz

An embarrassing confrontation broke out on Sunday during a panel discussion at a New York conference, when former Mossad chief Meir Dagan accused Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan of lying, while Erdan replied that Dagan is sabotaging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to put a halt to Iran’s nuclear aspirations.Read More


Gift Lets Milwaukee School Subsidize Fees

By JTA

A major gift from an anonymous donor will allow the Milwaukee Jewish Day School to offer fully subsidized tuition for new students.Read More


Ex-Mossad Chief: Iran Is Global Problem

By Haaretz

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said on Sunday that Iran’s leadership is using “smart” diplomacy to advance its nuclear program, and that the Iranian threat is not a “quarrel” between Israel and Iran, but an international issue.Read More


British Supermarket Won't Buy From Settlements

By JTA

The United Kingdom’s fifth largest food retailer has ended trade with suppliers who export produce grown in West Bank settlements.Read More





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