New Reform Jewish leader in US promises revitalization – Washington Post Blog, USA

16 Dec 2011 Rabbi Richard Jacobs, who will soon head the congregational arm of the largest Jewish denomination in North America, understands why so many Jews avoid synagogues. read more »

Turkey’s policies made Israel kneel down, Turkish FM says – Zaman, Turkey

16 Dec 2011 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey’s recent polices in the Middle East “have made Israel kneel down” in front of Turkey and isolated the Jewish country in the region. read more »

Secret EU paper aims to tackle Israel’s treatment of Arab minority – Haaretz, Israel

16 Dec 2011 The European Union should consider Israel’s treatment of its Arab population a „core issue, not second tier to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” according to a classified working paper produced by European embassies in Israel, parts of which were obtained by ‘Haaretz’.  read more »