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May 23, 2014  RSS feed
World News

Donald Sterling TV tirade puts surprise spotlight on Jewish free loan groups

LOS ANGELES – Not every celebrity endorsement is a welcome one.  The saga of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took yet another bizarre turn when he went on national television recently and started touting the virtues of Jewish mutual aid organizations.  More...

Governor signs bill without provision that would stop courts from recognizing Israeli divorces

A bill that originally would have barred Florida courts from recognizing Israeli divorces of Jews became law recently, but not before amendments wiped out that provision.  More...

Congress votes Gold Medal for Israeli President Shimon Peres

WASHINGTON (JTA) —The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation May 19 to award Israeli President Shimon Peres the Congressional Gold Medal. The U.S. Senate passed similar legislation in March.  Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Joe Kennedy (DMA) sponsored the House bill.  More...

Proposal would allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Knesset members from the Likud and Labor parties have collaborated on a proposal that would allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. The plan of Labor would reverse the ban on Jewish prayer on the mount, considered Judaism’s holiest site.  More...

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