Agencies Weighing New Court Strategy

January 20, 2006 at 10:05 am | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(Forward) The expected confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito is prompting Jewish organizations to re-examine their strategy of bringing cases involving church-state separation and other civil rights matters to the Supreme Court.

Officials at several Jewish agencies, including the American Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said they might try to keep cases out of the high court in hopes of getting results more to their liking in lower courts, Congress and state legislatures.


Bomber kills self, hurts 20 in Tel Aviv

January 20, 2006 at 9:20 am | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Boston Globe) A Palestinian suicide bomber posing as a peddler blew himself up in a Tel Aviv fast-food restaurant yesterday, and wounded 20 people. Officials said it appeared to have been an attempt to destabilize the region a week before Palestinian elections.


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