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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   The group behind the Gaza flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli commandos counts among its top supporters the friends and associates...

Two More Boats On Way To Gaza

JERUSALEM - In the wake of Israel's military operation against the Mavi Marmara (see main story, page 1), IDF General Staff Operations Commander Col. Itzik Turjeman told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday that two additional Hamas-supporting ships were on their way to Gaza. He said they too would be intercepted, hinting that electronic means might be used.

Israel Grapples With Widespread Condemnation Over Flotilla Attack

JERUSALEM - With nations around the world condemning Israel for the deaths of nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   A U.S. plan envisions stationing international troops along Israel's border with a future Palestinian state, this column has learned.    Palestinian Authority officials privy...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   If Israel and the Palestinians fail to reach an agreement to create a Palestinian state, the Obama administration will look into imposing a...

Why ‘Peace Process’ Champion Changed His Mind

WASHINGTON - Depending on your view of the Middle East and the Obama administration, Aaron David Miller is either a hero or a turncoat.

The Challenge Weiner Never Expected

Believing that incumbent Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) no longer effectively advocates on behalf of his constituents, and that our sacred democratic process is for naught should he run unopposed, Joseph Hayon, a 32-year-old father of two, has joined the race for New York's 9th congressional seat. Hayon, a former retail manager, service coordinator, entrepreneur, and elementary school teacher - and self-described "regular American citizen, never before involved in politics" - is pitting himself against one of New York's most seasoned political figures.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, has argued that certain forms of speech that promote "racial or gender inequality" should be illegal, this column has found.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   A Muslim extremist who earlier warned that TV's "South Park" creators should be "afraid for their lives" for insulting Islam's prophet Muhammad now...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to quietly halt all Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem (see related news brief, page 3) as a "confidence-building...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Rumored potential Supreme Court pick Elena Kagan has advocated for an increased presidential role in regulation, which, she conceded, would mean an extension of...

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat who campaigned for President Obama in 2008, slammed the U.S. leader's recent treatment of Israel...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   In an unprecedented move, the U.S. under the Obama administration has been conducting negotiations with Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, according...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   The executive director of an activist organization modeled after Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky was part of the team that developed a volunteers...

Health Care Vote Could Mean Tough Prospects For Some Jewish Dems

WASHINGTON - A window was shattered by a pellet gun in an apparent vandalism attack at her Tucson district office. Sarah Palin has put her on the list of Democratic lawmakers she is targeting this fall. Arizona Tea Party activists are pledging to help defeat her bid for re-election.

Health Care Vote Could Mean Tough Prospects For Some Jewish Dems

WASHINGTON - A window was shattered by a pellet gun in an apparent vandalism attack at her Tucson district office. Sarah Palin has put her on the list of Democratic lawmakers she is targeting this fall. Arizona Tea Party activists are pledging to help defeat her bid for re-election.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   Groups tied to the Palestinian Authority are responsible for recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip aimed at nearby Jewish communities, this column...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   Hamas cannot rule out the possibility of launching a third intifada, Hamas chief Mahmoud al-Zahar told this reporter in an exclusive interview.    ...

Groups Slam Obama’s Silence On Palestinian Incitement

In response to the Obama administration's stepped-up criticism of Israeli building plans in Jerusalem, Jewish groups are slamming the White House for failing to speak out more against Palestinian incitement.

Groups Slam Obama’s Silence On Palestinian Incitement

In response to the Obama administration's stepped-up criticism of Israeli building plans in Jerusalem, Jewish groups are slamming the White House for failing to speak out more against Palestinian incitement.

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   The only action that can stop Iran from building nuclear weapons is an Israeli strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities, argued John Bolton, the...

Rabbi Avi Weiss Backs Off ‘Rabba’ Title ‘For Sake Of Peace’

Just a few weeks after declaring Sara Hurwitz a "rabba" in order to "make clear" her status as "a full member of our rabbinic staff," Rabbi Avi Weiss promised the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) that neither he nor his Yeshivat Maharat will confer that title on any other woman.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   A radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas has an extensive relationship with the...

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