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Mitt Romney Slams 'Naive' Barack Obama at Israeli-American Council Launch

By Chemi Shalev

The inaugural conference of the Israeli-American Council served as a platform for a blistering attack on President Barack Obama on Friday night, launched by his defeated rival in the 2012 elections, Republican Mitt Romney.Read More


Why Israel's New Reform Congregations Shun 'R' Word

By Judy Maltz

When the Reform movement recently opened its first congregation in the Negev capital of Be’er Sheva, its members had just one little request: Don’t call it Reform.Read More


'Shadow Jews' Outnumber Recognized Members of Tribe

By Judy Maltz

The number of people who believe they are descendants of the Jews or the ancient Israelites about equals the number of officially recognized Jews.Read More


Anti-Defamation League Picks Fresh Face Jonathan Greenblatt as New Chief

By Nathan Guttman

In a bold move, the century-old Anti Defamation League has chosen a young social entrepreneur as its new chief. Some see a sharp contrast with the departing Abraham Foxman.Read More


Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, Revered Leader of America's Black Jews, Dies at 81

By Sam Kestenbaum

Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, a revered leader of the Black Hebrew Israelites, has died at 81. Born in Ethiopia, his dignity won mainstream respect — and built interracial bridges.Read More


Hungary Jewish Leader Gusztav Zoltai Denounced as 'Traitor'

By Cnaan Liphshiz

For 22 years Gusztav Zoltai led Hungary’s Jewish community. For all his flaws, no one ever called him a traitor — until September.Read More


J Street Wins Funding Battle Even Amid Midterm Washout for Liberals

By Nathan Guttman

J Street funneled $2 million mostly to liberals who lost in the midterm GOP landslide. Nonetheless, the dovish group is crowing over becoming the top-giving Israel PAC.Read More


Lee Zeldin Wins To Become Sole GOP Jew in Congress

By Ron Kampeas

New York State Senator Lee Zeldin defeated Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop to become the sole Republican member of Congress.Read More


Jerusalem Passport Case Is Clash Between Congress and White House Powers

By Ron Kampeas

A lawyer for a boy born in Jerusalem whose parents want Israel listed as the birthplace on his U.S. passport tried mightily this week to make a Supreme Court hearing mainly about their wish, but the justices kept upping the ante.Read More


Should U.S. Block Charity Aid to Israeli Settlers?

By Nathan Guttman

One Jewish activist wants to see Israeli settler organizations lose their tax-exempt status. Why don’t leaders from other dovish groups agree?Read More


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