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Actor Billy Crystal Makes Major Gift to Hebrew U

By JTA

Actor Billy Crystal has made a “substantial” gift to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to foster activities in a performing arts project named for him.Read More


Federations and Overseas Partners Reach Funding Deal

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

The Jewish Federations of North America and its two primary overseas partners have reached an agreement in principle over how to divide the money raised by local federations.Read More


Seinfeld, Midler To Headline Philly Museum’s Opening Bash

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years.Read More


Bibi: Continued Settlement Construction Shouldn't End Peace Talks

By Yanir Yagna (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he had hoped the upcoming expiration date for Israel’s settlement freeze would not cause the Palestinians to talk out of recently relaunched peace talks, adding that peace talks had taken place for 17 years without West Bank building disrupting them in any way.Read More


ACLU Sues N.J. Town Over Lord’s Prayer

By JTA

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey town on behalf of a former Jewish employee.Read More


Peres at U.N.: Israel Ready To Enter Peace Negotiations With Syria

By JTA

Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria “right away,” Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly.Read More


Netanyahu Hints That a Settlement Freeze is Unlikely

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a top aide suggested that a compromise with the Palestinians on a settlement freeze is not in the offing.Read More


Abbas: If Settlement Freeze Ends, So Too Will Peace Talks

By Haaretz Service

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said Monday that he would not continue “a single day” of direct peace negotiations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if Israel refused to extend its construction freeze in West Bank settlements after it expires next week, AFP reported.Read More


Venezuelan Jews Meet With Chavez About Anti-Semitism in Media

By JTA

Venezuelan Jewish leaders met with President Hugo Chavez to discuss the increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the state-run media.Read More


Olmert: Bush Offered To Absorb 100,000 Palestinian Refugees

By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the Bush administration had assured him that the United States would be willing to absorb some 100,000 Palestinian refugees immediately as American citizens, should Israel reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinian Authority.Read More





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