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Santa Monica Anti-Circumcision Backer Drops Ballot Measure Bid

By JTA

The main backer of a ballot measure to ban circumcision in Santa Monica has dropped the effort over its perceived attack on religious freedom.Read More


In Venezuela, Chavez Rival Demonized for His Jewish Roots

By Jasmina Kelemen (JTA)

As someone who has spent his entire political career opposing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Gov. Henrique Capriles Radonski is accustomed to rough handling.Read More


Weiner Admits To Lying About Underwear Photo

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) acknowledged inappropriate internet relationships with at least six women but said he would not resign or get divorced.Read More


Syrian Protesters Remain on Border After Deadly Demonstrations

By JTA

Syrian protesters spent the night on the border with Israel on the Golan Heights following a day in which Syrian reports claim that up to 23 Arabs were killed.Read More


After Debacle, Tony Kushner Granted CUNY Honorary Degree

By JTA

Playwright Tony Kushner received an honorary degree from the City University of New York.Read More


Anti-Circumcision Comic Books Called 'Anti-Semitic'

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday strongly condemned a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco, saying it contained “grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes.”Read More


Israeli Troops Fire on Palestinians at Syrian Border

By JTA

At least four Palestinians were killed and nine wounded after hundreds of protesters massed on Israel’s border with Syria on the Golan Heights.Read More


French Peace Plan Would Require Palestinian Recognition of a Jewish State

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe offered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a proposal on Thursday aimed at breaking the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock before the expected showdown at the UN General Assembly in September.Read More


Cantor Tells Weiner To 'Come Clean' in Twitter Flap

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to “come clean” about a controversy over a lewd photo.Read More


Record Amount Approved for U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program

By JTA

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee awarded the highest-ever level of funding to the joint U.S.-Israel missile defense program Wednesday.Read More





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