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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Threatening To Suspend Palestinian Aid

By Natasha Mozgovaya (JTA)

The United States Senate has passed a resolution threatening to suspend financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority if its leaders “persist in efforts to circumvent direct negotiations by turning to the United Nations or other international bodies,” and called on U.S. President Barack Obama to veto a UN vote on unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.Read More


Rabbi Basil Herring Steps Down as RCA Chief

By JTA

Rabbi Basil Herring is leaving his position as head of the Rabbinical Council of America.Read More


GOP's Pawlenty Blames Obama for Mideast Deadlock

By JTA

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty charged that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is “further away now” than it was the day President Obama took office.Read More


Jewish Groups Slam Dutch Ban on Animal Slaughter

By JTA

European Jewish groups slammed a decision by the lower house of the Dutch parliament to ban the ritual slaughter of animals.Read More


First Gaza Flotilla Boat Heads for Meeting Point at Sea

By Amira Hass (Haaretz)

One ship participating in the flotilla to Gaza has already set sail toward the flotilla’s scheduled meeting place in international waters.Read More


IDF Preps for Possible Palestinian Uprising This Fall

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

As September draws nearer, the Israel Defense Forces has been conducting drills in order to contend with the possibility of a mass civilian uprising in the West Bank in the wake of the Palestinian bid to seek unilateral recognition in the United Nations.Read More


Dutch Parliament Bans Jewish, Muslim Ritual Animal Slaughter

By JTA

The lower house of the Dutch parliament voted to ban the ritual slaughter of animals, Reuters reported.Read More


Bibi Sidesteps Comment on Arrest of Controversial Rabbi

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz Service)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the arrest of Rabbi Dov Lior on Tuesday, saying that “Israel is a law-abiding state”. He added that “the law includes everyone and I call on all Israel’s citizens to uphold it.”Read More


New Effort To Prevent Palestinian Bid for Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz Service)

In a last-minute effort to stop the Palestinians from seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations in September, the Mideast Quartet is planning to present a new international peace plan at a summit in Washington on July 11, senior Israeli and European officials said Tuesday.Read More


Following Ramah Death, Jewish Camps Review Safety Practices

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

It’s the nightmare of every parent – and every teacher, youth leader and camp director.Read More





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