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Iran: Bring on the sanctions

WASHINGTON — For years the pro-Israel lobby has been pushing more punitive steps to deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But with enhanced US sanctions increasingly likely...

US, Israel close gaps

JERUSALEM — Israel and the US seem closer than they have been for months on two key issues: peacemaking with the Palestinians and Iranian nuclear ambitions. The point...

Israel’s Islamics

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel — It’s time for noon prayers in this Israeli Arab city, and a jumble of sneakers piles up outside the doors of a mosque on the top […]

ADL vs. political conservatives

WASHINGTON — Some conservatives are accusing the Anti-Defamation League of launching a partisan attack following its report asserting that a “current of...

Palin defends settlements

WASHINGTON — As Sarah Palin embarked on a tour for her just published book Going Rogue, she became the latest prospective Republican presidential candidate to criticize...

Again: Reports of Shalit’s release

JERUSALEM — Amid a flurry of media reports that after more than three years of deadlock, Hamas may agree this week to release St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit, President Shimon...

Eastern European Jewry rises

ROME — Eastern Europe’s Jews have come out of the shadows. When the Cold War ended 20 years ago with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Velvet Revolution in […]

Diaspora support for Israeli-Arab causes

NEW YORK — When the Reform movement passed a resolution endorsing advocacy for Israeli Arabs, it wasn’t the first time an American Jewish group had backed the cause of...

Demjanjuk: Last major Nazi trial?

By Toby Axelrod, JTA BERLIN —— Whether in a wheelchair or on his own two feet, John Demjanjuk will enter Munich District Court on Nov. 30 to stand trial for

Rubashkin — 1,250 years to appeal

WASHINGTON —— Facing a prison sentence of up to 1,250 years following his conviction last week on 86 of 91 fraud charges, Sholom Rubashkin is hoping his exoneration...