In what many observers will see as the de facto expression of mainstream U.S. Jewry’s outlook on J Street, members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday voted 22-17 (with three abstentions) to reject the membership application of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby.
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EL GHRIBA synagogue on the island of Djerba off Tunisia's Mediterranean coast has for centuries drawn springtime pilgrims. Members of the country's small Jewish community, which has dwindled since independence to around 1,600, and expatriates are encouraged to make a holiday of it. One hotel in Dejrba even lays on a Kosher menu. But the celebration, due to take place on May 13th-18th, is proving problematic for Tunisia's government.
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Former United States President Bill Clinton claimed on Wednesday that Israel had offered the Palestinian Authority (PA) control of the Temple Mount in 2000.
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