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  • Why is the Arab world disappointed in Obama?

    Both Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl and Johns Hopkins professor Fouad Ajami, in the Wall Street Journal, have op-eds Monday on the Arab world’s dissatisfaction with President Obama. Diehl’s piece focuses on the failure of the adminstration to support Arab reformers: Arab reformers, who for most of this decade have been trying to break down…

  • Groups fighting abortion restriction in health reform bill

    Several Jewish groups are mobilizing to fight a controversial measure in health reform legislation that would have the effect of eliminating insurance coverage for abortion for millions of women.

  • AJWS leads coalition to aid small farmers

    The American Jewish World Service is calling on the U.S. Trade Representative to take measures that would aid small farmers in developing countries.

  • 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…