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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      A radical who served as an adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign recently keynoted an environmental activist festival whose satellite event was addressed...

Palin, Other GOP Presidential Prospects Lash Obama On Israel

WASHINGTON - As Sarah Palin embarked on a tour for her just published book Going Rogue, she became the latest prospective Republican presidential candidate to criticize the Obama administration's policy on Israel.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

       A top Palestinian Authority official told this column that the PA reached an understanding with the Obama administration regarding a Palestinian threat to...

Orthodox Groups Blast State Dept. Report On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON - A State Department report on religious freedom is drawing sharp criticism from Orthodox Jewish groups over its portrayal of Israel.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      A former U.S. diplomat slated to become the No. 2 Iran official at the State Department serves on the board of a controversial...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered the Palestinians backing for a halt to Jewish construction in the strategic West Bank and eastern sections...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      This week's riots on the Temple Mount were directly incited by the Palestinian Authority, whose official media outlets and institutions have been stoking...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Obama Official: We Controlled The News       President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to...

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Senior Palestinian Authority officials told this column that the Obama administration guaranteed the PA that it would pressure Israel over a Palestinian state...

Europe, U.S. Showing Unified Stance On Iran

PRAGUE - When President Obama announced at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh late last month that Iran had built a secret nuclear plant in Qom, southwest of Tehran, he was followed by a visibly angry French President Nicolas Sarkozy and an unusually harsh British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      The "Temple Mount" does not exist and neither Jews nor Christians should be allowed to pray on the site referred to by that...

Orthodox Groups Sharpen Focus On Jewish Ethics

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Moshe Shulman of the Young Israel of St. Louis devoted his sermon to yashrut, the Hebrew notion of fairness and honesty, calling it a "foundational concept" in Jewish life.

Orthodox Groups Sharpen Focus On Jewish Ethics

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Moshe Shulman of the Young Israel of St. Louis devoted his sermon to yashrut, the Hebrew notion of fairness and honesty, calling it a "foundational concept" in Jewish life.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Did President Obama adopt UN and Palestinian phraseology last week when calling on Israel to give up the West Bank and eastern sections...

Survey: U.S. Jews Favor Iran Attack; Orthodox More Critical Of Obama

WASHINGTON - A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons - a significant increase from a year ago.

Survey: U.S. Jews Favor Iran Attack; Orthodox More Critical Of Obama

WASHINGTON - A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons - a significant increase from a year ago.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

   President Obama can make a "headache" for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if the Israeli leader does not conduct negotiations leading to the formation...

Goldstone Report Presents Major PR Challenge For Israel

So far, the UN fact-finding mission into last January's war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel accountable - including one by the report's author - and strident denunciations of the findings by Israeli officials.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Note to readers: I believe there is a major lack of independent investigative reporting in the U.S. news media, particularly regarding the White...

Grief In Israel And Texas Over Assaf Ramon Tragedy

Cellular phones began ringing ominously at Congregation Shaar Hashalom in Houston on Sunday afternoon as the bad news quickly spread among a group gathered for a synagogue meeting.

Grief In Israel And Texas Over Assaf Ramon Tragedy

Cellular phones began ringing ominously at Congregation Shaar Hashalom in Houston on Sunday afternoon as the bad news quickly spread among a group gathered for a synagogue meeting.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

      Despite screaming headlines proclaiming the Israeli government's approval of hundreds of new Jewish homes in the strategic West Bank to be an act...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

      The International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, is deliberately suppressing information indicating that Iran is seeking to obtain nuclear weapons, according to a...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

      Palestinian Authority security forces directed traffic several times this month in the eastern sections of Jerusalem, according to multiple witnesses speaking to this...

Disregarding Sanctions Push, Iran Elevates Terror Suspect

WASHINGTON - By nominating a suspect in the bombing of an Argentine Jewish center to be his defense minister, the president of Iran has given a boost to the campaign for tougher sanctions against his country.

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