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Bill Would Help Those Who Quit Haredi Lifestyle

By Haaretz

A new bill advanced by Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On aims to provide financial aid to youths leaving the religious world, similar to that given to new immigrants upon their arrival in Israel.Read More


Israel Insists It's Not Intervening in Syria

By Haaretz

Israel has not and is not interfering in the political crisis in Syria, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Sunday, adding that he did not think radical Islam would take over the country in case Syrian President Bashar Assad is ousted.Read More


Romney Cruises to Easy Win in Nevada

By Forward Staff

Mitt Romney cruised to an easy win in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, cementing his position as frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.Read More


Jews Get Special Caucus in Nevada GOP Race

By Forward Staff

Observant Jewish voters will participate in a special caucus in today’s Republican contest in Nevada, where polls show Mitt Romney is far ahead.Read More


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


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