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Catskills Synagogue Rallies To Find Stolen Torah

By JTA

A New York state synagogue is holding a rally to help locate a stolen Torah. The handwritten Sefer Torah and $200 in cash were found to be missing on Saturday after a break-in at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello, N.Y.Read More


Cantor Will Highlight Iran Threat on Mideast Tour

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, said he will raise the dangers posed by Iran during a Middle East tour.Read More


Emergency Committee Attacks Ron Paul

By Forward Staff

The neo-conservative Emergency Committee for Israel has put out a new ad blasting Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul as “isolationist and conspiratorial.”Read More


Innocuous-Sounding Fund Bankrolls Violent Settlers

By Haaretz

Donations to Tatzpit and to several other right-wing groups pass through an organization called the “Israel Independence Fund [Hakeren Le’atzmaut Yisrael] - Public Benefit Company Ltd,” founded in 2007.Read More


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





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