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Plan Floated To Use Haredi as Police, Firefighters

By Haaretz

The Finance Ministry is crafting a proposal to induct ultra-Orthodox men at age 20 into police and fire-fighting units. The plan aims to replace the Tal Law, following criticism by the High Court of Justice of inequality in the legislation, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Scots Accused Over Facebook Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Six people have been arrested in Scotland for creating an anti-Semitic Facebook page.Read More


Toronto Muslim School Booted From Public School

By JTA

A Toronto Islamic school has lost the right to use a public school for its classes after anti-Semitic teachings were discovered in its curriculum and posted on its website.Read More


IDF To Remove 'God' From Memorial Text

By Haaretz

Defense officials plan to recommend that the Yizkor text that was the subject of a dispute last year be officially included in Memorial Day services at military cemeteries.Read More


Conn. Woman Settles Non-Jewish Burial Suit

By JTA

A Jewish woman suing her congregation over the burial of a non-Jewish black woman in its cemetery has settled her lawsuit.Read More


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


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