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Koch to CUNY: Fire Trustee Who Attacked Kushner

By JTA

Ed Koch called for the City University of New York to terminate its relationship with a trustee who engineered the denial of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner because of the playwright’s criticism of Israel.Read More


Israel's Chief Rabbinate Agrees To Recognize All Orthodox Conversions

By JTA

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has agreed to recognize all official Jewish conversions undertaken in the country, which are all Orthodox, JTA has learned.Read More


CUNY Nixes Tony Kushner's Honorary Degree Over Israel Statements

By JTA

The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner’s statements on Israel.Read More


Hamas, Fatah Formally Sign Unity Pact

By JTA

Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in a formal ceremony signed a unity agreement, repairing a four-year rift.Read More


Prison Sentence Postponed for Former Israeli President Katzav

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Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed the date former President Moshe Katsav will begin serving his prison sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions.Read More


U.S. Slams Hamas Condemnation of Bin Laden Killing

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner slammed comments on Monday made by a Hamas leader who criticized the U.S. for killing ‘holy warrior’ Osama bin Laden.Read More


U.S. Defense Official: We Had No Choice But To Kill Bin Laden

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The United States had no choice but to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan, President Barack Obama’s top counter terrorism adviser said Monday.Read More


Bibi: Bin Laden's Death Shows U.S. Determined To Fight Terror

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called U.S. President Barak Obama on Monday to congratulate him on the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden the day before.Read More


Jewish Funds for Justice, Progressive Jewish Alliance Will Merge

By JTA

Two Jewish social justice organizations — The Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice — have decided to merge.Read More


Bibi: Killing of Bin Laden Is a 'Resounding Victory for Justice'

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israeli officials lauded a Monday statement by U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Israel shared the “joy of the American people.”Read More





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