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Former Attorneys General Oppose Possible Life Sentence for Rubashkin

By JTA

Six former U.S. attorneys general have criticized prosecutors’ recommendation that a kosher meatpacking plant executive receive life in prison for bank fraud.Read More


New Arizona Law Criticized by Jewish Groups

By Melissa Apter (JTA)

Jewish groups are slamming Arizona’s stringent new immigration-enforcement law, but hope outrage over the measure will reignite efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform on a national level.Read More


Obama Holds Impromptu Meeting With Barak

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

U.S. President Barack Obama held an impromptu meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak Monday, during which Obama affirmed his country’s “unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.”Read More


Iranian Scientist Asks for Political Asylum in Israel

By JTA

An Iranian nuclear scientist has requested political asylum in Israel, an Israeli lawmaker said.Read More


Israel Razes 10 Settlement Houses Built After Last Year's Freeze

By Chaim Levinson and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israel Defense Forces troops on Tuesday destroyed at least 10 structures built by Israeli nationalists in the West Bank following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration of a temporary settlement freeze last year.Read More


Israel Lifts Ban on iPad

By JTA

Israel has lifted its ban on the iPad.Read More


Goldstone Will Attend Grandson's Bar Mitzvah

By JTA

Richard Goldstone will attend his grandson’s upcoming bar mitzvah in South Africa, following an agreement with local Jewish groups.Read More


Report: Bibi Rejects Obama's Call for E. Jerusalem Settlement Freeze

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected an Obama administration call for a total construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem, The Wall Street Journal reported.Read More


Goldstone To Stay Away From Family Simcha

By JTA

In the interest of avoiding a disruption of his grandson’s bar mitzvah in South Africa, Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the Goldstone Report on the 2009 Gaza conflict, told JTA that he would not attend the family simcha in May at a Johannesburg synagogue.Read More


Lezak and Goldberg Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

By JTA

Wrestler Bill Goldberg and Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak were among seven inductees into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.Read More





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