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  • Second Rubashkin trial is dropped

    Federal prosecutors have dropped all immigration charges against Sholom Rubashkin.

  • Iranian Nobel laureate has assets frozen

    Iran has frozen the bank accounts and seized the Nobel Peace Prize medal of an Iranian human rights activist.

  • Livnat rips Obama administration as ‘horrible’

    An Israeli government minister called the Obama administration “horrible.”

  • JDC clinic for Falash Mura reopens

    A health clinic in Ethiopia run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has reopened.

  • Israel suspends settlement building permits

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak suspended all permits for building projects in Israeli settlements, but also approved plans for the construction of 28 public buildings.

  • Florida changes vote date to avoid Passover conflict

    The date of a special election in Florida to fill the seat of a prominent Jewish congressman was changed because it fell on the last day of Passover.

  • Election to replace Wexler delayed a week

    The special election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) has been rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the final day of Passover. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) announced Wednesday that the election would be delayed a week — from April 6 to April 13, 2010. The change comes a couple days after the group Shalom…

  • Mitchell’s remarks and more reaction

    Here’s the transcript of Middle East envoy George Mitchell’s press conference Wednesday on Israel’s settlement freeze. More reactions have come in to the freeze announcement. The Anti-Defamation League called it "courageous and unprecedented," while Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, said that "what…

  • Obama honors Abe Pollin

    President Obama released a statement Wednesday honoring Abe Pollin, the longtime Washington Wizards owner and philanthropist who died Tuesday at the age of 85: Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin – a giant in the world of professional sports and someone I was proud to call a…

  • Reacting to settlement freeze announcement

    Reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of a 10-month Israeli settlement construction freeze is starting to come in. First, here is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement: Today’s announcement by the Government of Israel helps move forward toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that through good-faith negotiations the parties can mutually agree…