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Hawking’s boycott of Israeli conference renews controversy

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by Eric Hal Schwartz Staff Writer Physicist Stephen Hawking canceled his plans to attend Israel's president's conference in Jerusalem last week, citing Israeli policies toward Palestinians...

Defendants in Claims Conference fraud trial found guilty

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More than three years after the discovery of fraudulent activity at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany ("Claims Conference"), which continued for...

Haredi youth mob Kotel to protest women’s prayers

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Young Israeli Orthodox women turn out by the hundreds to protest Women of the Wall's monthly prayer service at the Western Wall on Friday. Photo...

Pritzker tapped for Commerce

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Penny Pritzker, a billionaire real estate developer and a large donor to both President Obama and the Jewish Federation in Chicago,...

IRS dissects pro-Israel group

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Add at least one Jewish nonprofit to the growing list of organizations apparently targeted for extra scrutiny by the Internal Revenue...

Will controversies hurt liberals’ support for Obama?

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by Ron Kampeas JTA News and Features What happens when the rabbi who delivered the invocation at your nomination inveighs against you? Three controversies in quick succession...