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  • 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…

  • Court: Schools can ban religious music at assemblies

    A New Jersey school district’s decision to ban religious holiday music at assemblies is constitutional and not hostile to religion, a federal appeals court ruled.

  • Abe Pollin, basketball owner and philanthropist, dies at 85

    Abe Pollin, a longtime supporter of Israel and Jewish causes, has died.

  • Paying tribute to Abe Pollin (UPDATED)

    AIPAC and The Israel Project have both released statements saluting Abe Pollin, a huge figure in the pro-Israel and Washington-area Jewish community who died Tuesday at the age of 85. From AIPAC, which called him a "giant in the pro-Israel community": As a member of AIPAC’s board of directors and friend of many of our…

  • Will the election to replace Wexler be changed?

    The Associated Press reports that the special Florida congressional election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler may be changed, after it was discovered that the April 6 date conflicts with the final day of Passover. Wexler is leaving office in January to take over as president of the Center for Middle East Peace and Cooperation The…

  • ADL to Supreme Court: Uphold anti-terror law

    The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Supreme Court to uphold an anti-terrorism law prohibiting material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations.

  • ADL to high court: Uphold anti-terrorism law

    The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Supreme Court to uphold an anti-terrorism law prohibiting material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations. The ADL submitted an amicus brief to the court in Holder, et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. which argues that all activities of terrorist organizations are inextricably linked, and thus a…

  • Hadassah says mammograms should start at 40

    Hadassah said women should continue to have regular mammograms beginning at age 40, contrary to new guidelines.

  • Hannah Rosenthal’s appointment

    I have a story up about Hannah Rosenthal’s appointment as the State Department’s new Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism, and I’ve received a number of calls and/or e-mails today asking me where I got the State Department statement on Rosenthal that is quoted in the story. For those still curious — a source…

  • Hate crimes hit seven-year high

    The incidence of hate crimes in the United States in 2008 hit a seven-year high, according to data released Monday by the FBI.