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Trial of Accused Synagogue Bomb Plotters Postponed

By JTA

The trial of four men accused of planning to blow up two New York City synagogues was put on hold after prosecutors withheld evidence.Read More


Federations Lobby on Health Care

By JTA

Jewish federation officials lobbied in Washington for health care funding and programs.Read More


Four Years On, Israel Says It's 'Making Every Effort' To Secure Shalit's Release

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Jack Khoury

The Israeli government declared Monday that it was committed to seeing Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit freed after nearly four years of captivity in the Gaza Strip, hours after the soldier’s parents announced plans to intensify their campaign to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into securing their son’s release.Read More


Bibi: Flotilla Probe Will Show Israel Acted Lawfully

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Monday’s cabinet meeting that the main goal of the Gaza flotilla probe is to prove to the world that the Israel Navy operation on the Gaza-bound aid ship was appropriate and met international standards.Read More


'Mossad Agent,' Wanted in Connection to Dubai Killing, Arrested in Poland

By JTA

An alleged Mossad spy wanted in Germany in connection with the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai was arrested in Poland.Read More


Israel To Establish Flotilla Probe Panel; N. Ireland Peacemaker To Observe

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The cabinet is set to approve Monday the establishment of an independent public committee to examine events around Israel’s takeover of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, in which nine Turkish activists were killed.Read More


Rabbi Behind Helen Thomas Video Deluged With Hate Mail

By JTA

The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail.Read More


Jewish Leaders Press Abbas on Direct Talks

By JTA

Jewish leaders pressed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the issues of incitement and direct talks.Read More


Harman Defeats Rival, Who Advocates for a One-State Solution, in CA Primary

By JTA

U.S. Rep. Jane Harman beat back a primary challenge from a candidate who advocates a binational solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


U.N. Security Council Passes Iran Sanctions, Setting Stage For Tougher U.S. Measures

By JTA

The United Nations Security Council passed new sanctions against Iran, setting the stage for new and tougher U.S. sanctions.Read More





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