• The Jewish Telegraphic Agency culls evidence that the Obama administration has increasingly shifted toward Israel’s side in the conflict with the Palestinians but is making an effort not to allow this stance to be publicly evident. [JTA]
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Paris today to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has proved less flexible than U.S. leaders in demanding a freeze on settlement growth in the West Bank. [AP]
• The National Council of Jewish Women, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the American Jewish Congress have spoken out against the clauses in the health care bill that prohibit government plans from covering abortion except in certain cases. [JTA]
• Orthodox Jewish men from all over the country are making a pilgrimage to South Dakota to support Shalom Rubashkin, who is on trial for immigration fraud at the Agriprocessors kosher meat factory in Iowa. [AP]