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Beware of Extremists Who Embrace Israel, Foxman Warns

By JTA

Jews and Israel should be wary of anti-Muslim extremists who claim to embrace Israel and Zionism, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman said.Read More


Pollard Pleads With Envoy to Push for Release

By JTA

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard urged Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, to work for his release during the envoy’s prison visit.Read More


Zionist Group Files Complaint Against Rutgers

By JTA

The Zionist Organization of America has filed a complaint against Rutgers University alleging that the school fostered a hostile environment toward Jewish students.Read More


Abbas Urges Protests To Back Statehood Bid

By Forward Staff

President Mahmoud Abbas urged Palestinians on Wednesday to step up peaceful protests against Israel, urging “popular resistance” inspired by the Arab Spring to back a diplomatic offensive at the United Nations.Read More


Retired Generals Promote Peace Plan With '67 Borders

By JTA

Seven retired Israeli diplomats and military officers met with high-ranking U.S. officials to press for greater U.S. engagement in brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace.Read More


Labor Unions Warn Bibi on Housing Crisis

By Gili Cohen and Haim Bior (Haaretz)

Labor unions warn Bibi on housing.Read More


Norway's Jews Mourn and Worry About Future

By JTA

Norway has just 1,500 Jews, but to hear Avi Ring tell it, the country is reacting to last Friday’s bombing of a government office building and massacre at a political summer camp in a traditionally Jewish way.Read More


Jewish Service Groups Worried About Debt Deadlock

By JTA

Jewish service groups are telling their constituents to be on guard for a possible government shutdown or slowdown after Aug. 2, when the United States is scheduled to hit its debt ceiling.Read More


Orthodox Groups Seek To Clarify Stance on Reporting Child Abuse

By JTA

Two Orthodox Jewish groups have released statements attempting to clarify their positions on reporting child abuse.Read More


Netanyahu Unveils Reform in Response to Housing Protests

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled sweeping housing reforms in Israel.Read More





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