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April 8, 2016  RSS feed
World News

Aliyah for 9,000 Ethiopians to restart in June

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Some 1,300 Ethiopians who claim Jewish descent will begin arriving in Israel in June, with 9,000 coming over the next five years, under a new Israeli government agreement.  The agreement to find money in the budget for the aliyah of the Ethiopians was signed April 7, avoiding a government crisis.  More...

Meet that perky AT&T Girl: Soviet refusenik, Syrian refugee advocate and influencer

You know Lily. You do. She’s that chipper, slyly witty girl who works at the AT&T store – not a real one, but the one you see in those ubiquitous TV ads. More...

Inside the Jewish life of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Americans have heard a lot about Merrick Garland since President Barack Obama nominated him to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.  But there’s a lot we still don’t know.  What are his views on abortion? Will the Republican leadership give him a hearing in the Senate? What was his bar mitzvah Torah portion?  More...

Ex-Israeli president’s request for early parole rejected

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was rejected in his bid for an early release from prison on sexual assault convictions. More...

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