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Israel Foreign Minister Still Backs Two States

By JTA

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reconfirmed his commitment to a two-state solution during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington.Read More


Messianic Jews Condemn Bishop Long Torah Service

By JTA

Two Messianic Jewish organizations condemned a self-styled Messianic rabbi for conducting a church service in which a Baptist bishop was wrapped in a Torah scroll and called a king.Read More


Komen Official Quits Over Planned Parenthood Flap

By JTA

A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood.Read More


Nazi Tools From Concentration Camp on Block

By JTA

A box of surgical tools owned by the commandant of the Theresienstadt concentration camp is set to be auctioned.Read More


Top Hadassah Officials Probed Over Funds

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Top officials at Hadassah are accused of mishandling funds. An internal probe has been launched into the claims made by COO Larry Blum after he was placed on leave.Read More


Looted Painting Must Be Returned to Jewish Heirs

By JTA

A U.S. federal judge has ordered a painting seized from a Florida museum where it was on loan returned to the heirs of its former Jewish owner.Read More


World Court Tosses Suit by Holocaust Survivors

By JTA

he International Court of Justice in The Hague has overturned an Italian ruling that would have forced Germany to pay a pension to an Italian former slave laborer for the Nazis.Read More


U.S. Warns Tourists To Dress Modestly in Israel

By JTA

The U.S. State Department has revised its travel recommendations for tourists to Israel, advising travelers to dress modestly or risk getting attacked.Read More


'Price Tag' Suspected of Defacing Jewish-Arab School

By Haaretz

A Jewish-Arab bilingual school and a Christian monastery in Jerusalem were defaced with graffiti on Tuesday in suspected “price tag” attacks carried out by Jewish extremists.Read More


Jewish Groups Vow To Cut Greenhouse Gases

By JTA

Fifty Jewish leaders signed a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in advance of Tu b’Shvat.Read More





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