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Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria

By Forward Staff

Two Western journalists were killed Wednesday, amid the deadly government crackdown in the Syrian city of Homs.Read More


Yeshiva Exemption Ruling Leaves Legal Vacuum

By Haaretz

Politicians have been falling over themselves since the six-three High Court ruling that the “Tal Law” is unconstitutional and therefore cannot be extended by the Knesset, to laud the judges and bid farewell to the unpopular law. In a rare moment of consensus, opposition leader Tzipi Livni, MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima), Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak all said amen to this rare intrusion of the judiciary into the legislative process. The problem is that none of them have any alternatives to the Tal Law and the current system of exemptions for yeshiva students.Read More


Can Surging Santorum Win Over GOP Jews?

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

If Rick Santorum secures the Republican nomination, expect to hear this mantra from his Jewish supporters: In times of crisis, social issues don’t matter.Read More


Law Permitting Yeshiva Students to Defer IDF Service Ruled Unconstitutional

By Haaretz

Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled Thursday that the Tal Law is unconstitutional and, as such, the Knesset will not be able to extend it in its present form.Read More


Interfaith Call To Keep Religion out of Politics

By JTA

Several Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition calling on presidential candidates to refrain from using religion as a political wedge issue.Read More


Obama Confirms Appearance at AIPAC

By JTA

President Obama will address the annual AIPAC policy conference.Read More


Jewish and Pro-Palestinian Students Clash in London

By JTA

Jewish students at the London School of Economics and members of the university’s Palestinian Society clashed during an Israel Apartheid Week protest.Read More


American Jewish Leaders Meet King Abdullah

By JTA

A delegation of Jewish leaders met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman.Read More


Tel Aviv Seeks Approval for Sabbath Buses

By JTA

The Tel Aviv City Council approved a resolution to allow public transportation to run on Shabbat.Read More


Palestinian Prisoner Will End Hunger Strike

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan announced Tuesday that he will be ending his 66-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him.Read More


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