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Jewish Students' Civil Rights Suit Dismissed

By JTA

A lawsuit filed by two Jewish students against a California university, alleging that the university did not protect them from anti-Semitic attacks, has been dismissed.Read More


Police, Ultra-Orthodox Clash in Beit Shemesh

By Haaretz

A police officer was wounded as clashes erupted between ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israel police on Monday in two separate neighborhoods in Beit Shemesh. Two residents were also arrested in the clashes.Read More


Recognition of Armenian Genocide Could Threaten Israel–Turkey Ties

By Haaretz

The Foreign Ministry warned that Israel’s possible recognition of the Armenian genocide, which was discussed in a Knesset committee on Monday, could lead to the serious deterioration of Israel’s ties with Turkey.Read More


Girl, 8, Becomes Poster Child for Anti-Haredi Backlash

By Haaretz

The image of 8-year-old Na’ama Margolese — the Beit Shemesh schoolgirl so traumatized by taunting Haredim that she refused to cross the street in their direction even with the aid of her mother — has gripped the country, turning the shy daughter of North American immigrants into a poster child for the searing national debate over the exclusion of women. Margolese plight was the subject of a recent report on Israel’s Channel 2.Read More


Sheldon Adelson Backs Newt's 'Invented' People Remark

By Haaretz

American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and owner of the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, said on Sunday that he agreed with Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s controversial remarks that the Palestinians are an invented people.Read More


Israel Mulls Memorial Day for Armenian Genocide

By Haaretz

A Knesset committee Monday will consider setting a memorial day for the Armenian genocide, marking a first in Israeli history and stoking criticism that Israel is trying to incite Turkey.Read More


Netanyahu: No Talks With Hamas in Government

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented Sunday on the recent moves by Fatah and Hamas to set up a unity government, saying that Israel would not negotiate with the Palestinians should such a government be established.Read More


Teens Charged With Pelting Jews With Eggs

By JTA

Five people were arrested in New Jersey for pelting Orthodox Jewish teens with eggs.Read More


On Christmas, Pope Calls for New Peace Talks

By Forward Staff

Pope Benedict XVI, in his Christmas message from St. Peter’s Basilica, called for renewed talks between Israelis and Palestinians, and for an end to the months of violence in Syria.Read More


Bibi: Public Spaces Must Be Safe for All

By Haaretz

“Israel is a Western liberal democracy and as such its public space is open and safe for all, men and women,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. “There is no place in [Israel] for discrimination. The police will continue to arrest all those who spit, raise their hand, and harass.”Read More





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