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Lew Touts Obama Record to Jewish Leaders

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Jack Lew, President Obama’s chief of staff, met with Jewish leaders in New York and fielded questions about differences with Israel.Read More


Illegal Settlements Flout Mideast Peace Pact

By Haaretz

Settlers from West Bank outposts have taken control of land in Area B and are thus in breach of the 1995 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, says Dror Etkes, an anti-settlement activist.Read More


U.S.: Signs Point to Israeli Attack on Iran

By Haaretz

As senior U.S. security adviser Tom Donilon arrived in Saturday night to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue with top Israeli officials, a U.S. official has told Haaretz that all the messages from Israel in recent months pointed to the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran.Read More


Jerusalem Dodges Rare Snowstorm

By Haaretz

The Golan Heights and Mount Meron were covered in white on Saturday as Israelis flocked to the northern part of the country to witness the heavy snowfall.Read More


Would-Be Capitol Bomber Eyed Synagogue

By JTA

A Moroccan man who allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol had considered attacking a synagogue, according to authorities.Read More


Silow-Carroll Wins David Twersky Award

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Andrew Silow-Carroll of the New Jersey Jewish News won the first David Twersky Journalism Award.Read More


Presbyterians Move Closer to Israel Divestment

By JTA

The Presbyterian Church USA moved a step closer to divesting from three multinational companies that do business in Israel and the West Bank.Read More


U.S. Welcomes Iran's Decision To Accept Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Iran’s stated willingness to restart negotiations and called it an “important step.”Read More


Israeli Wounded in Bombing Returns Home

By JTA

The Israeli diplomat’s wife wounded in a bomb attack in New Delhi returned to Israel.Read More


Le Pen Conviction for Holocaust Denial Upheld

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A Paris court upheld an earlier decision against far-right former presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen for “contesting” the Holocaust.Read More





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