Jewish Journal

  • Biden says Israeli housing starts ‘undermining’ trust

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 9, 2010 | 3:17 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden denounced a decision to authorize new Jerusalem housing starts as “undermining the trust” that he needs to advance peace while in...

  • Israel wants to produce nuclear energy


    March 9, 2010 | 1:15 pm

    Israel announced its interest in producing electricity from nuclear energy at a conference in Paris.

    Syria announced the same intention at Tuesday’s...

  • Arnold Forster, longtime ADL leader, dies


    March 9, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Arnold Forster, an attorney who had a nearly 60-year career at the Anti-Defamation League, has died.

    Forster fought against anti-Semitism and extremism,...

  • Civil union bill advances to Knesset


    March 9, 2010 | 11:19 am

    A Knesset committee approved the advancement of a civil union bill to the floor of the Israeli parliament.

    The Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee authorized the bill to advance for a second and third reading in the Knesset next week.

    The measure would allow Israelis without a religious affiliation to register a civil marriage with a special couplehood registrar.

    It would help about 10 percent of couples seeking a civil marriage, according to reports.

  • Ban, Ashton going to Gaza from Israel


    March 9, 2010 | 11:19 am

    Israel will allow the U.N.‘s secretary-general and a top European Union official to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel.

    Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations...

  • American Latina leaders visiting Israel


    March 9, 2010 | 11:11 am

    Twelve prominent American Latina leaders are visiting Sephardic heritage sites during a mission to Israel.

    The women are senior figures from major...

  • Ethiopian Jews in plea to Israel


    March 9, 2010 | 11:10 am

    Ethiopia’s dwindling Jewish community, known as the Falash Mura, on Tuesday said their living conditions at home were desperate and appealed on Israel to keep its pledge to welcome them.

    “We are suffering, people are dying, we have nothing. Three hundred people, at least, died only during the last year because of diseases or malnutrition,” the community’s leader Sisay Berhan told reporters.

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