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Ban Ki-Moon Worried About Peace Deadlock

By Haaretz

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is worried by the collapse of the Middle East peace talks brokered by Jordan and by the Palestinians’ drive for UN recognitionRead More


Boycott Israel Meeting Bars Jewish Reporter

By JTA

Philadelphia’s Jewish newspaper is in a flap with organizers of a boycott, divestment and sanctions conference over the disinvitation of one of its reporters from the event.Read More


Komen Backs Down on Planned Parenthood Cut

By JTA

Bowing to widespread outrage, Susan G. Komen for the Cure reversed its decision to stop funding breast cancer screenings carried out by Planned Parenthood.Read More


'Jewish Indiana Jones' Pleads Guilty to Fraud

By JTA

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, who was dubbed the “Jewish Indiana Jones” for his remarkable tales of rescuing Holocaust-era Torah scrolls, pleaded guilty to fraud charges.Read More


Giffords Shooting Suspect Not Yet Ready for Trial

By JTA

Jared Loughner is not yet competent to stand trial, according to the court-appointed psychologist in the case of the shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords.Read More


As Tu B'Shvat Nears, Environmentalists Feud

By Haaretz

On the eve of Tu Bishvat, two of the country’s leading ecological groups are feuding over the character of open spaces in northern Israel.Read More


Haredi Service a Catch-22 for Netanyahu

By Haaretz

Army reservists may have been forced to dismantle their “suckers’ compound” due to stormy weather this week, but they did succeed to vent their rage over the draft exemptions given to the ultra-Orthodox in the Knesset.Read More


After Scientist Killings, Iran Aims To Strike Back

By Haaretz

Iran is trying to strike Israeli targets around the world in a bid to stop the assassinations of its nuclear scientists, the head of the Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, said Thursday.Read More


Federations Escort Ethiopian Jews to Israel

By JTA

Seventy-one Ethiopians arrived in Israel accompanied by lay leaders from the Jewish Federations of North America.Read More


Occupy Chapter Endorses Boycott of Israel

By JTA

The Oakland, Calif., chapter of the Occupy movement overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.Read More





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