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Police Stop Demonstration on Temple Mount

By JTA

Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site.Read More


Israel Presented No Position at Talks: Palestinians

By Haaretz

The only document Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far presented to the Palestinians during the recent peace talks in Amman is a list of 21 topics for discussion in negotiations on a final-status agreement, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Barak Slams Peres for Opposing Strike on Iran

By Haaretz

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak strongly criticized President Shimon Peres on Thursday, after a Haaretz report revealed that Peres is expected to tell U.S. President Barack Obama that he does not believe Israel should attack Iran in the near future.Read More


Ryan Braun Wins Appeal of Drug Ban

By Forward Staff

National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun won his appeal of a suspension imposed after he allegedly failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs.Read More


JINSA: Defense Cuts Would Be 'Devastating'

By JTA

Defense cuts likely to ensue from the failure of the Obama administration and Congress to agree on the budget would jeopardize U.S. security, according to a Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs paper.Read More


Canadian Activists Plan Israel Boycott of Sears

By JTA

A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Army Exemption Continues for Now

By JTA

The Israeli government will have to extend the Tal Law, which allows yeshiva students to delay their military service, until new legislation can be drafted, the country’s Interior Minister said.Read More


Peres Calls Nuclear Iran a 'Catastrophe' for Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday that an Iranian regime with nuclear weapons would be a “catastrophe”, and stressed that Israel has the right to defend itself.Read More


Sasha Baron Cohen Can't Dress as 'Dictator'

By JTA

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will be banned from the Academy Awards if he arrives at the Red Carpet dressed as The Dictator, a character from his upcoming film.Read More


Big Difference

J.J. Goldberg, in the course of his incisive (and entertaining) column on the New York Jewish Community Relations Council’s annual congressional breakfast (“Bagels and Iran: The Congressional Breakfast,” February 3), feels obliged to parse for the perplexed the difference between public-affairs groups like the JCRC and fund-raising-and-allocations bodies such as the UJA-Federation: The Federation is Park Avenue liberal and Armani; the JCRC is middle-class, polyester, and black yarmulke.Read More





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