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Barak: Iran Nuclear Talks 'Ridiculous'

By Haaretz

Talks between Iran and world powers that will end in agreed-upon measures that would nonetheless allow Tehran to continue and pursue military aspects of its nuclear program are “ridiculous,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview on Wednesday.Read More


HIAS Chief Gideon Aronoff Will Resign

By JTA

Citing personal reasons, Gideon Aronoff, the CEO of HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is resigning.Read More


JCPA Expresses Support, Concern on ‘Fracking’

By JTA

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs expressed concerns about “fracking,” a technique used to extract underground deposits of natural gas.Read More


Barak and Panetta Set To Meet on Iran

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with his U.S. counterpart, Leon Panetta, in Washington amid reports that Iran may have achieved the capability to build a nuclear bomb.Read More


Anti-Israel Group May Join Toronto Gay Parade

By JTA

The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.Read More


Gay Pride Hits Streets of Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

The city of Tel Aviv painted a downtown crosswalk on Rothschild Boulevard in rainbow colors to promote Gay Pride Day. The stunt attracted tons of attention online.Read More


Historian Arno Lustiger Dies at 88

By JTA

Arno Lustiger, a Holocaust survivor and historian who put a spotlight on Jewish resistance against the Nazis, has died.Read More


Catholic Sect Leader Brands Jews Antagonistic

By JTA

A bishop for a traditionalist Catholic breakaway group said the relationship between Jews and Christians is a fundamentally antagonistic one.Read More


Americans Angry Over Female Broadcast Limits

By Haaretz

Members of Israel’s Second Authority for Television and Radio have received hundreds of e-mails in the last 24 hours demanding an end to practice of “silencing women.”Read More


Ben-Ami: Politicians Fear Pro-Israel Intimidation

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Many American senators and congressmen “keep quiet” and refrain from criticizing Israeli policies because they “live in fear” and are “intimidated” by pro-Israeli groups such as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), according to J Street founder and President Jeremy Ben-Ami.Read More


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