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  • Iranian unrest prompts calls for more U.S. pressure on regime

    With unrest mounting in Iran over official claims of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election, U.S. Jewish organizational leaders are calling for more American support for the protesters and more international action to stop the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

  • Netanyahu OK with a demilitarized Palestinian state

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would agree to a demilitarized Palestinian state.

  • Make room Facebook and MySpace — GenKvetch is here

    Social networking site tailors its appeal to Jewish baby boomers and beyond.

  • Plots against Jewish targets in U.S.

    A list of several plots against Jewish targets in the United States planned by lone attackers or small, independent groups.

  • At AIPAC conference, relationships matter

    JTA’s staff in Washington shares some of the behind-the-scenes goings-on at the AIPAC policy conference this week.

  • Israel celebrates Independence Day

    Israelis fanned out across the country for hikes, picnics and ceremonies to mark Israel’s 61st birthday.

  • News Alert: NTY Op-Ed page discovers Iran isn’t dreamland

    Roger Cohen’s columns notwithstanding, The New York Times Op-Ed page finally seems to have discovered some imperfections in Iran (at least, the online edition did). In a blogpost Monday signed "The Editors," the Times examines the fate of people detained in Iranian prisons. What can detainees in Iran — like Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi —…

  • Grandpa’s Cadillac Drives My Freedom

    When my grandfather arrived at Ellis Island, Davidovich became Davidson on the spot, Chatche became Harry, and Grandpa became an American. Hearing that a city called Detroit needed workers so badly that they were paying $5 per day, he travelled to toil at the Ford’s factory in Highland Park. At night, he apprenticed for his…

  • In reversal, U.S. to join U.N. rights council

    The United States will seek to join the U.N. Human Rights Council, reversing its policy of shunning the group and prompting concern among some Jewish organizations.

  • Persian-style synagogue opening in Baltimore

    Iranians Jews in Baltimore will dedicate a new $3 million, three-story synagogue built in the style of Persian architecture.