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  • REMINDER—-TOMORROW NIGHT AN ACCLAIMED PANEL AND AN IMPORTANT TOPIC—-SPACE IS LIMITED

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 16, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    It's a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven't been seen since the 1980's under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families every day, alter economies for years and touch every aspect...

  • Court rules Judaism, not place of birth, is grounds for Israeli citizenship

    May 15, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    The Haifa District Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal submitted by Professor Uzzi Ornan, who sought to compel Israel’s Interior Ministry to recognize his citizenship based on the fact that he was born in Israel, rather than on the grounds that he was Jewish.

    Ornan, a linguist and...

  • Israeli citizenship law: Human rights vs. demographics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 18, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    It was an important decision, and not a trivial one, when Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a law last week that prevents most non-Israeli Arabs who marry Israelis from living in Israel. The court was split almost in half: Six justices sided with the majority ruling, and five justices...

  • Opinion: Anchor babies away?

    December 14, 2011 | 11:47 am

    President Barack Obama’s administration said in July that it would give immigration officials more leeway to choose not to deport people who came here illegally but who have lived in the United States for most of their lives, committed no other crime, or have family here...

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  • A fifth of Irish would bar Israelis from becoming citizens

    May 27, 2011 | 10:31 am

    More than one in five Irish people would bar Israelis from becoming naturalized Irish citizens, according to new research into ethnic and religious attitudes in Ireland.

    The book-length study, “Pluralism and Diversity in Ireland,” found that 22.2% of Irish people would exclude...

  • Akko riots expose Israel’s Arab-Jewish tinderbox

    By Leslie Susser

    October 13, 2008 | 2:45 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The rioting in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Akko, which erupted after an Arab man drove through a Jewish neighborhood on Yom Kippur, shows just how combustible Arab-Jewish relations in Israel are.

    Yet after four successive nights of clashes, in which rampaging...

  • What Israel means to me

    By David Mamet

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    This is one in a series of articles and essays on myriad topics related to Israel that will run weekly as we approach the Jewish state's 60th anniversary on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in May.

    Noam Chomsky was interviewed in the summer 2004 issue of Heeb magazine:

    Q:...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Upholds Contested Immigration Law

    Israeli Arabs are upset after Israel's top court upheld a controversial law that prevents Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs from living in Israel.

    By a vote of 6-5, the High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected petitions filed against the...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Crown Heights Decision Overturned

    The brother of the Chasidic man killed in the 1991 Crown Heights riots will fight a court decision overturning the convictions of two men. Norman Rosenbaum told JTA that he plans to fly from Australia to New York in the coming days. "I have a...

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