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  • Kerry condemns murder of Palestinian teen

    JTA

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the murder of a Palestinian teen from eastern Jerusalem.

    Kerry in a statement issued Wednesday condemned “in the strongest possible terms the despicable and senseless abduction and murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir. It is sickening...

  • Jewish groups stand by religious freedom law, but Supremes’ take divides them

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation. Now the Supreme Court’s application of that law has Jewish groups divided.

    Leading Jewish advocacy groups denounced the court’s 5-4 decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case granting...

  • U.S. Jewish communities memorializing Israeli teens

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Jewish communities across the United States have responded to the murder of three Israeli teens with vigils and memorial services.

    The announcement that Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach had been found dead Monday of gunshot wounds in a field near Hebron prompted a...

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  • U. of Calif. student board to discuss allegations against Jewish regent-designate

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The University of California Student Association will hold a meeting to discuss allegations against a Jewish student nominated to serve as a regent for the statewide university system.

    UCSA’s board agreed Saturday to hold an emergency meeting to look into the allegations against...

  • U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights

    by Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

    Monday's decision came in a case in which companies sought an exemption to a...

  • New Yorkers hold solidarity vigil for slain Israeli teenagers

    by Edith Honan, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Several hundred people waving Israeli flags and expressing grief and solidarity held a vigil in New York on Monday after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the West Bank.

    The bodies of the teens, who attended a religious school in a Jewish settlement,...

  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq, narrows options for second operations center

    by Phil Stewart and Missy Ryan, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending around 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon said on Monday.

    Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said about 200 forces...

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