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Cantor Gets Polite Reception From URJ

By Nathan Guttman

Republican congressional leader Eric Cantor got a polite, if less than enthusiastic, reception at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial conference.Read More


Conservatives Put Out New Anti-Obama Ad

By Forward Staff

A new Emergency Committee ad accuses President Obama of using Israel as a ‘punching bag.’ Democrats brand William Kristol’s group a ‘front organization’ for Republicans.Read More


Peres Calls Right-Wing Violence 'Disaster'

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres met on Thursday with settler leaders following the escalating violence by right-wing extremists. Among the leaders he met were Danny Dayan, the chairman of the Yesha Council of West Bank settlements, representatives of the pre-army religious program (Mechina) and rabbis.Read More


Friedman Slammed for 'Bought and Paid For' Remark

By JTA

U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman called on New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to apologize for saying congressional cheers for Benjamin Netanyahu were “bought and paid for.”Read More


RCA: No Position on Gay 'Reparative Therapy'

By JTA

The Rabbinical Council of America said it will not take a position on so-called reparative therapy for gays.Read More


U.S. House Passes New Iran Sanctions

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives passed new Iran sanctions and President Obama indicated he would not veto the bill.Read More


Hundreds More Prisoners To Go Free in Shalit Swap

By JTA

Israel’s Prison Service has released a list of 550 Palestinian prisoners to be released in phase two of the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap deal.Read More


Clinton Calls Gingrich Comment Unhelpful

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Newt Gingrich’s comment that the Palestinians are an “invented people” was unhelpful to the peace process.Read More


'Price Tag' Activists Clash With Israeli Soldiers

By Haaretz

Dozens of right-wing activists clashed with police officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, amid attempts to arrest suspects linked to recent so-called price tag attacks.Read More


Tim Tebow Starts Craze With Prayer

By JTA

Denver Broncos sensation Tim Tebow is a devout Christian who celebrates touchdowns by going on one knee. Even Jews have taken to imitating his ‘Tebow-ing.’Read More


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