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Largest-Ever Military Exercise Begins

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of...
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Groups Protest Protestant Letter on Israel

  WASHINGTON   When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to...

Jewish Groups Sue New York Over Circumcision Rule

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a...

ADL Quits Interfaith Dialogue Following Letter on Israel Aid

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League withdrew from a national Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue after church leaders asked Congress to re-evaluate U.S. military aid...

‘Good Jew’ Hashtag Dominates French Twitter

    MARSEILLE, France (JTA) — SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users after the phrase UnBonJuif...

Nobel Winners Have Ties to Israel

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — Both American economists who won the Nobel Prize for economics — Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley — have ties to Israeli...

Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish Biochemist and Doctor, Shares Nobel in Chemistry

  (JTA) — Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry with Brian Kobilka, a Stanford University researcher.    Lefkowitz, 61, and...
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Study: Young Pro-Israel Activists Are Truly Diverse Bunch

WASHINGTON Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those...
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Penn State Gymnast Reflects on Olympics

  Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish...
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In Ukraine, New Funds for Survivors Bring Relief — and New Expectations

  ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is...