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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


Jew Wins Election as Mayor of Frankfurt

By JTA

The German city of Frankfurt has elected its first Jewish mayor since 1933 and only its second in history.Read More


J Street Pushes Pro-Peace Letter to Obama

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J Street is backing a congressional letter urging President Obama to actively pursue Israeli-Palestinian peace and a bill that would direct him to appoint a special Iran envoy.Read More


Migron Settlers Vow To Resist Relocation

By Haaretz

Representatives of the West Bank outpost of Migron reacted harshly on Monday to a High Court of Justice decision invalidating agreements reached between settler representatives and the government, which would have delayed the demolition of the settlement.Read More


Brooklyn Bridge Gunman Admits Targeting Jews

By Forward Staff

The gunman who opened fire on a van filled with ultra-Orthodox Jews on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994 has finally admitted he wanted to kill Jews.Read More


U.N. Slams 'Racist' Plan To Relocate Bedouins

By Haaretz

A United Nations committee has called on for the withdrawal of an Israeli draft law that would move 30,000 Bedouin living in the Negev to permanent, existing Bedouin communities.Read More


Israel Cuts Ties With U.N. Rights Council

By Haaretz

Israel decided Monday to sever all contact with the United Nations human rights council and with its chief commissioner Navi Pillay, after the international body decided to establish an international investigative committee on the West Bank settlements.Read More


Toulouse Killer's Brother Charged in Rampage

By JTA

Preliminary murder and terrorism charges were filed against the brother of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah.Read More


After Ruling, Israel Looks for New Migron Deal

By Haaretz

Israeli officials are ready to offer the residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to temporarily move to a mobile home site on Sunday, just hours after the High Court of Justice rejected a compromise between Migron and the state that would have postponed the evacuation of the settlement to 2015.Read More


U.S. Releases $88 Million to Palestinians

By JTA

The United States plans to release $88.6 million in development funds for the Palestinian Authority.Read More





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