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Baltimore Rabbi Jacob Max Dies at 87

By JTA

Jacob Max, a longtime Baltimore-area rabbi who in 2009 was convicted of sexual offense, has died.Read More


Blogger Charged With Threatening To Kill Sen. Lieberman

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The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.Read More


Hamas Sees Progress in Talks for Release of Gilad Shalit

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk believes that internal pressure in Israel and changes in the composition of the Israeli negotiating team will lead to positive movement toward reaching a prisoner exchange deal that will include the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Statehood Bid Will Damage U.S. Ties With Palestinians

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Cooperation between the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority will be harmed if the PA goes through with its plan to seek United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly session in September, a senior Western diplomat told Israeli journalists on Wednesday during a briefing in Tel Aviv.Read More


U.S. Unhappy About New East Jerusalem Housing

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The United States said Tuesday it is “deeply concerned” by Israel’s approval of new housing construction in East Jerusalem.Read More


Employee Claims ADL Denied Her Promotion Because She is Non-Jewish

An employee is suing the Anti-Defamation League for denying her a promotion because she is not Jewish.Read More


Settler Leader Visits Tent City To Support Protest

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Settler leader supports tent city protest.Read More


London Riots Spread to Orthodox Jewish Neighborhoods

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Rioting in London spread to the Jewish community.Read More


Strauss-Kahn Accuser Files Civil Suit

By Forward Staff

The hotel maid who accused ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has filed a civil suit against him.Read More


Israeli Soldiers Get Break in New York

By JTA

When Israel wanted to help its troops, it sent them to America.Read More





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