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Methodists Reject Divestment Motion

By JTA

The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel.Read More


Bibi Has Massive Lead Over Rivals: Poll

By Haaretz

Benjamin Netanyahu has a massive lead over his rivals. A new poll shows he is the only candidate with a realistic shot of becoming prime minister as early elections loom.Read More


Netanyahu's Party Aims for Sept. 4 Elections

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party submitted a bill to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday, as Israel’s political system readies for upcoming early general elections.Read More


Judge Won't Drop Charges on Baltimore Shomrim

By JTA

A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager.Read More


Brooklyn Synagogue Vies for Preservation Funds

By JTA

A Brooklyn congregation was chosen as one of 40 New York-area organizations to compete for funds to restore their historic buildings.Read More


Israel Hopes To Censor Facebook and Twitter

By Haaretz

Israel’s military launched a new system this week to monitor information on the Internet, the chief military censor said on Tuesday.Read More


Bolinger Replaces Mizrahi as Israel Project Head

By JTA

The Israel Project named Cathy Bolinger, its chief operating and financial officer, as the interim chief executive officer to replace the retiring Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.Read More


Jewish Student Blasted for Wearing Mock Arab Outfit

By JTA

Leaders of Muslim student groups at the University of California, San Diego, are upset after a photo of a student senator dressed in Muslim garb circulated on the Internet.Read More


Anti-Semitic Chants Cost Soccer Team a Point

By JTA

An Argentine soccer club lost points after a penalty was leveled due to anti-Semitic chants made by its fans.Read More


Haaretz: Meshal Loses Control of Hamas' Military Wing

By Haaretz

Hamas political bureau head Khaled Meshal, who now resides in Qatar, is expected to keep his post after an internal vote by the organization’s leadership later this month. But sources have told Haaretz that Hamas leaders have decided to transfer some of Meshal’s critical areas of authority to the leadership in the Gaza Strip, including control of the organization’s budget and of its military wing.Read More


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