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Maynard Wishner, Former AJC President, Dies at 88


Maynard Wishner, a past national president of the American Jewish Committee who also headed other Jewish groups, has died.Read More

Ron Paul Disavows Namesake Anti-Israel Newsletter

By Forward Staff

With support for Rep. Ron Paul growing in the early caucus state of Iowa, a report is calling new attention Paul’s connection to a newsletter that called Israel an “aggressive, national socialist state,” and suggested that the Mossad was responsible for the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.Read More

British Lawmaker Fired Over Nazi-Themed Party


A British lawmaker was fired from his job working for a senior Conservative Party minister after attending a Nazi-themed party.Read More

N. Korean's Death Could Spark Iran Rift

By Haaretz

Now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, there’s no guarantee a new leadership will continue its longstanding alliance with renegade regimes in Iran or Syria.Read More

Leader Asks Jews To Return to Tunisia


The interim president of Tunisia called for its Jews to return, although it was not clear if he was reflecting the Islamist-led coalition.Read More

Egyptian Islamists Vow To Respect Israel Treaty

By Haaretz

Egypt’s radical Salafi movement has announced for the first time that it intends to respect all treaties that Egypt has signed, including the peace deal with Israel.Read More

Israeli College, Cornell Will Build N.Y. Tech Center

By Haaretz

Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to build an applied sciences campus in New York City that officials hope will transform the metropolis into a center for entrepreneurship and technology innovation to rival California’s Silicon Valley.Read More

Jewish Agency Sets Up Virtual Schools Network

By Haaretz

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAI) is set to launch a international virtual school network later this week, in an attempt to bolster ties between Jewish students around the world and Israel.Read More

Czech Jews Join Nation in Mourning Havel


Along with their fellow countrymen, Czech Jews mourned the death of former President Vaclav Havel. They lined up in the winter cold to pay final respects to the dissident turned president.Read More

Syria Will Admit Foreign Monitors

By Forward Staff

Bowing to international pressure, Syria signed a deal Monday that will permit foreign monitors to enter the country; the provision is part of an Arab League-brokered peace plan aimed at ending months of deadly unrest in the nation.Read More

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