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Following Ramah Death, Jewish Camps Review Safety Practices

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

It’s the nightmare of every parent – and every teacher, youth leader and camp director.Read More


Israel Drops Threat to Journalists Aboard Flotilla

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli authorities to formulate a special procedure for journalists who are arrested on board the Gaza flotilla.Read More


U.S. Reps to Clinton: Protect U.S. Citizens on Gaza Flotilla

By JTA

Six Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ensure the safety of the American citizens who join the Gaza flotilla.Read More


Shin Bet Arrests Terror Cell Suspects

By Barak Ravid, Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) and Jonathan Lis

Israeli security forces have arrested a terror cell belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it was revealed Monday, which is suspected of planning to carry out several terror attacks in the Jerusalem area and to abduct an Israeli soldier.Read More


Palestinians Will Ask for UN Recognition

By JTA

The Palestinian leadership officially decided to go ahead with plans to ask the United Nations for recognition as an independent state.Read More


Gaza-Bound Flotilla Slated To Set Sail Tuesday

By Barak Ravid, Danna Harman (Haaretz) and Anshel Pfeffer

Israel will not allow any ships to breach its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his inner cabinet yesterday, during a discussion of the Gaza-bound flotilla expected to set sail tomorrow.Read More


Israel Begins Rerouting Fence Bordering Bil'in

By JTA

Israel’s military began rerouting the security fence bordering the West Bank village of Bil’in.Read More


Jewish Groups Came Down on Both Sides of N.Y.'s Same-Sex Marriage Vote

By JTA

Jewish groups came down on both sides of the New York State government’s vote to approve same-sex marriages.Read More


Bibi: Israel Accepts Terms of Deal for Shalit's Release

By JTA

Efforts are intensifying for the release of Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his capture by the terrorist organization Hamas.Read More


Howard Jacobson Slams Alice Walker for Her Gaza Flotilla Involvement

By JTA

Acclaimed British writer Howard Jacobson criticized fellow novelist Alice Walker for her planned participation in the upcoming flotilla to Gaza.Read More





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