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Student Beaten Outside Jewish School in Paris

By JTA

A Jewish boy reportedly was beaten outside the Ozar Hatorah school in Paris by youths shouting anti-Semitic epithets.Read More


Brandeis Students Disrupt Knesset Members' Speech

By JTA

Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders.Read More


Reform Movement Lays Off 30 Staffers

By JTA

The Union for Reform Judaism laid off about 30 employees as part of a general restructuring of the organization.Read More


Eye on Streets, Bibi Hopes To Ease Price Hikes

By Haaretz

On Sunday, gasoline prices are expected to rise by 2% and electricity rates are scheduled to go up 8.9%. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to moderate these large price hikes, as he and other politicians are worried about a renewed outbreak of last summer’s protests.Read More


Al Jazeera Won't Air Toulouse Shooter's Video

By JTA

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.Read More


Barghouti Calls for New Popular Resistance

By Haaretz

Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is jailed in Israel, published an unusual message on Monday in which he called on the Palestinian public to launch a widespread resistance against Israel.Read More


Diplomat Raps J Street for Pressuring Israel

By JTA

An Israeli diplomat chastised J Street for pressuring Israel on diplomatic issues.Read More


Putin Is Planning June Visit to Israel

By Haaretz

Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin wants to visit Israel in June, and has expressed interest in unveiling a monument in Netanya honoring Jewish Red Army soldiers who fought in World War II, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz on Monday.Read More


Valerie Jarrett: White House Wants Just Peace

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett spoke to the J Street conference participants on Monday about the administration’s “commitment to a just and lasting peace”.Read More


Court Can Decide Issue of Jerusalem Passports

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the lower courts the issue of whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” on their passports – a ruling that drew praise from Jewish groups.Read More





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