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IDF, Passengers Differ on Aid Ship Treatment

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat’s passengers said on September 28, countering the military’s version, which said the takeover was uneventful.Read More


Marchers Protest Mea Shearim’s Main Street Gender Separation

By JTA

Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street.Read More


NCJW Names Nancy Kaufman CEO

By JTA

The National Council of Jewish Women named Nancy Kaufman, the longtime director of the Boston-area JCRC, as its new chief executive officer.Read More


Bibi: Israel, Palestinians Can Reach Agreement Within a Year

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu countered a controversial United Nations address by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday, rejecting Lieberman’s views on a possible land swap and asserting his belief that Israel and Palestinians could reach a peace deal within a year.Read More


Obama Taps Bush Associates as Holocaust Museum Heads

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

President Obama named two men closely associated with his predecessor, George W. Bush, as chairman and vice chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.Read More


Israel Intercepts Jewish Boat Bound for Gaza

By JTA

Israeli commandos peacefully intercepted a boat carrying Jewish activists who hoped to breach Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip.Read More


Livni to Bibi: Don't Let Talks Collapse

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to take steps to prevent negotiations with the Palestinians from collapsing.Read More


As Settlement-Building Restarts, U.S. Tries To Push Peace Talks

By JTA

The Obama administration says it is seeking ways to advance the Israeli-Palestinian talks in light of the end of Israel’s partial moratorium on settlement building.Read More


Jewish Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Protect Students from Religious Bias

By JTA

Two Jewish U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to protect students from religious discrimination.Read More


Building Begins in West Bank, as Settlement Freeze Ends

By JTA

Building began in West Bank communities just hours after the expiration of a 10-month settlement construction freeze.Read More





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