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Right-Wingers Praise New Top Judges

Right-wing members of Knesset praised the appointment of four Israeli Supreme Court judges on Friday, and especially that of Judge Noam Sohlberg, calling it a “victory of common sense.”Read More


Santorum's Star Rising in New Hampshire

By Haaretz

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, which turned former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum into the political Cinderella, his campaign supporters in New Hampshire were ecstatic. Volunteers arrived at the local campaign’s headquarters in the wooden building in Bedford, and went to put on dozens of road signs.Read More


Israel Names Four New Supreme Justices

By Haaretz

The Judicial Appointments Committee named four new Supreme Court justices on Friday, following a tumultuous week of power struggles and controversy surrounding Israel’s court system.Read More


Despite Push, Few Ex-Pats Return to Israel

By Haaretz

Fewer expat Israelis returned to their native land in 2011 than in the two years previous, and some of those who have returned reported difficulties in cashing in state-promised benefits.Read More


Panel Suggests Tougher Stance on Prisoner Swaps

By Haaretz

A classified document recommending changes to the way the government negotiates for captures Israelis likely advocates for a tougher approach, based on comments by Defense Minister Ehud Barak upon receiving the report Thursday.Read More


Huntsman Wins Paper's Nod, Defends Israel

By Forward Staff

Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said Thursday that should be elected president, he will “fully promote and protect” the U.S.-Israel alliance.Read More


UPenn Distances Itself From Boycott Conference

By JTA

The University of Pennsylvania distanced itself from a BDS conference scheduled for February on its Philadelphia campus.Read More


Lauder: Israel Needs Subs To Counter Iran Threat

By JTA

The president of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, urged Israel to expand its fleet of submarines in response to the Iranian threat.Read More


New Jersey Rabbi Gets 5 Years for Scam

By JTA

Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Haim, a prominent New Jersey spiritual leader, was sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering.Read More


Police Admit Trouble Reining In Extremists

By Haaretz

Israel Police has been unsuccessful in running its agents in the West Bank, a senior police officer said Thursday, adding that officers have been struggling to gather evidence on crimes committed by right-wing activists.Read More





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