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Palestinian Says No Jewish Minority in Future State

By Haaretz

The future independent Palestinian state will not include a Jewish minority, a top Palestinian official told USA Today on Wednesday, adding that it was in the best interest of both peoples to “be separated.”Read More


Federations Unhappy With Obama Tax-Deduct Plan

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America criticized how President Obama proposes funding his jobs bill, although it has praised other elements of the bill.Read More


Palestinian Gets Life for Killing Jewish Family

By JTA

A Palestinian man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family.Read More


Engel Lobbies American States To Oppose Palestinian Statehood

By JTA

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Western Hemisphere subcommittee, is lobbying countries to vote against Palestinian statehood recognition in the United Nations.Read More


Livni Slams Bibi for Diplomatic Bungling

By Haaretz

Opposition leader and Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Wednesday, saying that it has led Israel to the “worst possible diplomatic situation.”Read More


Palestinians Seek To Wrest Concessions From U.S. Over Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority officials understand that a Security Council petition for statehood would prompt a U.S. veto and are tying to wrest last-minute promises from the Obama administration.Read More


Richardson Leaves Cuba Without Winning Release of Gross

By JTA

Bill Richardson is leaving Cuba after failing to secure even a meeting with imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross.Read More


GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner Seat in Blow to Obama

By JTA

Republican Bob Turner easily beat Democrat David Weprin to win the heavily Jewish New York Congressional seat once held by Anthony Weiner. The win is a serious rebuke to President Obama.Read More


Italian Painting at Florida Museum May Be Looted Art

A small Florida museum was ordered to hold onto a painting on loan from Italy because it may have been looted by the Nazis.Read More


Turkey Leader Blasts Israel's 'Mentality'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the mentality of the Israeli government serves as an obstacle to peace in the Middle East, and stressed the need for recognition of a Palestinian state.Read More


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