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Advocacy: Ghaith Al-Omari, a leading Palestinian voice.

Pro-Palestinian Advocates Sense Winds of Change in Washington

Changes in America’s policy toward the Middle East conflict are sending positive vibrations throughout the small and struggling pro-Palestinian advocacy community.

High Hopes: Obama and Wiesel embrace at Buchenwald.

Bibi Bails on UNESCO Flap, Angering Wiesel

Israeli-Arab diplomatic sniping over the choice of a new head for the United Nations cultural arm, UNESCO spilled over into an unlikely arena recently, emerging unexpectedly as a sore point in Israel’s relations with the Jewish Diaspora.

Sammy Davis Jr.’s Menorah Fails To Sell

Celebrity sparkle wasn’t enough to sell Sammy Davis Jr.’s menorah at auction. The silver menorah that belonged to one of Judaism’s most famous converts went on the auction block June 8, but failed to garner the $10,000 minimum bid sought by the owner, a Judaica collector.

Spoof: College students are stalked by Nazi zombies in a new movie from Norway.

Zombie Nazi’s Film Debut

If we’ve learned anything about scary movies, it’s that the living dead are not to be taken lightly. What could be worse than a crowd of zombies — foaming at the mouth and oozing with blood — chasing after you in the dark night? Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola has found the answer in his new horror spoof, “Dead Snow.” The film is about a group of friends who are hunted not by your traditional brain-crazed zombies, but rather by Nazi zombies, while stranded in the snow-covered mountains of Northern Norway.

Swish: Omri Casspi, shown here taking a shot, is among the players traveling to the U.S. to play the Knicks and the Clippers.

Rematch: Maccabi Tel Aviv Takes On the N.Y. Knicks

Israel’s best basketball team is taking on the NBA. The stars of Maccabi Tel Aviv will face off against the New York Knicks in a charity exhibition game October 18 at Madison Square Garden.