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Israel's Peres Hails Obama as a 'Great President'

By Haaretz

Israeli President Shimon Peres said that US President Barack Obama is “a great president and a great friend of Israel,” on Thursday. Peres said that the security cooperation between the US and Israel is “the best we’ve ever had” and that he has “the highest respect” for Obama for overseeing this relationship.Read More


Olmert Will Headline J Street Conference

By JTA

Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, will be a keynote speaker at the annual J Street conference.Read More


Jewish Team Wins Shabbat Fight After All

By JTA

A Texas athletic league has reversed course and will reschedule tournament games that will enable a Jewish day school, the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston, to compete.Read More


Federations Want Pope To Push for Gross Release

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America is urging Pope Benedict XVI to seek the release of Alan Gross during the pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba.Read More


Texas Jewish Hoops Team Loses Shabbat Appeal

By JTA

A Texas school association voted a second time not to reschedule a state tournament semi-final game so that an Orthodox high school can play.Read More


Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Media Personality, Is Dead

By Forward Staff

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative commentator, author and media entrepreneur, died Thursday, March 1, according to a company spokesman. He was 43, and died “unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,” a statement published on Breitbart.com said.Read More


U.S. Military Chief Touts Plans for Iran Strike

By Haaretz

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz said Wednesday that Washington has prepared military options to strike Iran’s nuclear sites should conflict erupt, Bloomberg reported.Read More


Two Ramallah TV Stations Shuttered in Raid

By Haaretz

Israeli officials shut down two Palestinian television stations in Ramallah early Wednesday morning, after the Israel Defense Forces said they were operating without a license on frequencies that could disrupt communications with planes taking off and landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport.Read More


Hundreds Gather To Remember Slain Settler Family

By JTA

Hundreds gathered in the West Bank community of Itamar to mark the first yahrzeit for the five slain members of the Fogel family.Read More


British Politician Quits Over Israel Comment

By JTA

British peer Jenny Tonge resigned as party whip of the Liberal Democrats after saying that Israel would not survive for long in its present form.Read More


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