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  • Orthodox feminists push for agunot

    An Orthodox feminist group is launching an advertising campaign on behalf of agunot, whose husbands refuse to give them a get, or Jewish bill of divorce.

  • New Republic in new hands

    Martin Peretz, long-time editor in chief of The New Republic, sold his remaining shares in the pro-Israel magazine, The New York Observer reported.

  • Israel to curb airport profiling

    Israel’s domestic security chief ordered new screening equipment installed at Ben-Gurion Airport to reduce selective “profiling” of Arab passengers.

  • Europe keen to renew P.A. aid

    When Mahmoud Abbas announced in Mecca that an agreement had been reached for a Palestinian unity government, Europe’s united position toward the Palestinian Authority came apart at the seams.

  • Reform praises Maryland on death penalty

    The Reform movement praised Maryland’s governor for supporting a repeal of the state’s death penalty.

  • Tartman withdraws nomination

    Israel’s tourism minister-designate withdrew over an accreditation scandal.

  • Rabbi says he was misled by Farrakhan

    Rabbi Marc Schneier said he had been misled by the Nation of Islam about the nature of a recent interfaith dialogue organized by the group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan.