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Obama Hopes To Visit Israel, Ambassador Says

By JTA

The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said President Obama hopes to visit the country.Read More


Bill Helps Holocaust Survivors Get Services

By JTA

U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida sponsored a bill that would give Holocaust survivors preference in obtaining aging services.Read More


Pollard Recovering After Urgent Surgery

By JTA

Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.Read More


Detroit Looking for a Few Young Jews

By JTA

The Detroit Jewish community is launching a nationwide campaign to raise money to bring 25 young Jews to live in the city.Read More


Rabbis Back Labor Protest Against Kosher Firm

By JTA

A coalition of rabbis joined workers and labor activists in a rally against unfair labor practices at a 93-year-old kosher food distributor in New York.Read More


ADL Praises Ban on Prayers at County Meetings

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League praised a federal court decision banning sectarian prayers at a county commission’s meetings in North Carolina.Read More


Peres Says 'No Doubt' Obama is Israel's Friend

By Haaretz

Israeli President Shimon Peres said President Barack Obama is a friend of Israel, as he accepted the credentials of the new U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro.Read More


Pollard Supporters Call for Release Over Health Woes

By Jonathan Lis and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was taken Monday to the hospital for an urgent operation, suggesting a further deterioration in his health.

Pollard has been suffering lately from many medical complications in his gallbladder and kidneys. He was supposed to undergo surgery last week, but it was postponed due to a visit by Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.Read More


Knesset Passes Housing Bill, Over Demonstrators' Objections

By Haaretz

The Knesset passed a controversial housing bill on Wednesday, despite the objections of housing protest leaders.

The bill, which will slash red tape for construction by setting up national committees to approve new housing projects, was passed by a vote of 57 to 47. Netanyahu has strongly promoted the bill as the solution to the housing crisis.Read More


Washington Court Upholds Religious Slaughter

By JTA

A Washington state appellate court ruled against an animal protection group’s bid to strike down as unconstitutional a law protecting religious slaughter.Read More





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