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Judge Tosses Anti-BDS Lawsuit

By JTA

A lawsuit seeking to overturn a Washington state food co-op’s boycott of Israeli goods was dismissed in state Superior Court.Read More


Israel Will Admit More Ethiopian Immigrants

By JTA

Israel will increase the number of immigrants from Ethiopia for the next several months after bringing in many fewer than it had promised.Read More


Nazi Hunter Eyes German Presidency

By JTA

Veteran Nazi-hunter and left-party member Beate Klarsfeld has jumped into the German political fray, as an alternative candidate for president.Read More


Obama's 'Jewish' Fundraiser Brings in $825K

By Forward Staff

A “Jewish Constituency Focused” fundraiser for President Obama’s reelection campaign raised $825,000, Politico is reporting.Read More


ADL Raps Santorum for Church-State Comments

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League once again reprimanded Rick Santorum for his advocacy of a church role in governing.Read More


U.S. Iran Policy Aimed at 'Buying Time,' Official Says

By Haaretz

U.S. policy on Iran is aimed at “buying time and continuing to move this problem into the future, and if you can do that — strange things can happen in the interim,” Anthony Blinken, National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden and Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, said on Monday.Read More


Was Jerusalem Cave Used To Bury Jesus' Disciples?

Under an ordinary residential building in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, a robotic arm with a camera inserted into a Second Temple-era burial cave has revealed mysterious inscriptions and drawings on ossuaries.Read More


Illegal Settlement Warned: Time's Up

The state is giving Migron residents their last chance to move the West Bank outpost to a new site, Minister Benny Begin said yesterday.Read More


Rejected! Texas Hoops Team Must Play on Shabbat

By JTA

An Orthodox high school in Texas was rejected in its request to have the state basketball semifinals rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.Read More


Birthright Trips Pump $500 Million Into Israel

By JTA

Taglit-Birthright Israel has contributed more than $535 million to Israel’s economy since the trip’s inception in 2000, the organization said.Read More





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  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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