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Christian Group Launches Drive Against Statehood Bid

An organization that claims to represent 200 million Christians worldwide has launched a campaign opposing a U.N. vote for a unilateral Palestinian state.Read More


Protesters Disrupt Israel Philharmonic in London

By JTA

Anti-Israel protesters disrupted a live BBC broadcast of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra playing in London.Read More


Memorial to Jews Killed by Neighbors Is Vandalized in Poland

By JTA

Vandals have defaced the monument in the eastern Polish town of Jedwabne that commemorates the hundreds of Jews burned alive in a barn there by their Polish neighbors in July 1941.Read More


Boy Hurt by Foul Ball Gets Visit From Hitter

By JTA

Florida Marlins’ third baseman Greg Dobbs visited a New York hospital to see the boy he injured with his foul ball.Read More


Perry's Surge Has GOP Jews Questioning Romney

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s surge to the front of the GOP presidential pack has Jewish Republicans reckoning with a field that suddenly looks much different than it did just a few weeks ago.Read More


Barak Rules Out Defense Cuts To Fund Social Programs

By Haaretz

Amid recent calls for the slashing of Israel’s security budget, Defense Minister Ehud Barak responded Thursday that “life itself precedes quality of life”, and that an investment in the country’s security is an “insurance policy”.Read More


Knesset Slams Israel's Preparation for Statehood Bid

A harsh and pessimistic report by the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee warns that faulty preparations by the government may result in Israel’s standing being undermined when the Palestinians seek recognition as a state from the UN General Assembly later this month.Read More


Israel Soccer Captain Switches to Arsenal

Israeli soccer captain Yossi Benayoun moved to English powerhouse Arsenal.Read More


Proposed Law Cuts Aid to UN Groups That Recognize Palestine

Legislation was introduced in Congress that would cut off U.S. funds to any United Nations entity that upgrades the status of the Palestinians in response to their statehood push.Read More


ADL Demands Calif. Councilwoman Quit Over Hitler Remarks

By JTA

A councilwoman in Santa Ana, Calif., should resign after she made a “half-hearted” apology to a Jewish businessman that she had compared to Hitler, the Anti-Defamation League said.Read More





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