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Obama on Israel Independence Day: Palestinian Statehood Will Make Region Safer

By JTA

The achievement of the Palestinians “legitimate aspirations” will make the Middle East more peaceful and prosperous, President Obama said in his message for Israel’s Independence Day.Read More


Israel Independence Day: Jewish State Marks Its 63rd Birthday

By Haaretz Service

President Shimon Peres congratulated Israel on its 63rd birthday during Tuesday’s Independence Day celebration at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, stressing that Israel has come a long way since its establishment.Read More


In Reversal, CUNY Will Grant Kushner Honorary Degree

By JTA

Trustees of the City University of New York’s approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing an earlier decision.Read More


Glenn Beck To Broadcast From Israel

By JTA

Glenn Beck will broadcast from Israel during a surprise visit.Read More


Jewish Activist Fired After Cancer Diagnosis To Receive Additional Severance

By Nathan Guttman

Marla Gilson, a well-known Jewish activist who headed the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) and was let go soon after being diagnosed with cancer, has reached an agreement with her former employer.Read More


Israel Observes National Memorial Day

By JTA

With a minute-long siren and moment of silence in memory of its war dead, Israel began its observance of Memorial Day, or Yom Hazikaron.Read More


CUNY Trustee: Kushner Must Renounce Israel Statements To Receive Degree

By Shlomo Shamir and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a CUNY trustee, told Haaretz that if playwright Tony Kushner was willing to come before the board of trustees and renounce his statements accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and denouncing it existence, he would be willing to vote to award the playwright as with an honorary degree as planned.Read More


Report: In Final Tape, Bin Laden Warned U.S. About Security of Palestine

By Haaretz Service

An Islamist website said that Osama bin Laden warned the United States they would not be secure until Palestine is secure, AFP news agency reported on Sunday.Read More


Tom Cruise Honored by Wiesenthal Center

By JTA

Wiesenthal Center honored actor and producer Tom Cruise with its Humanitarian Award.Read More


Kabbalah Centre Faces Federal Probe

By JTA

The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.Read More





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