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U.S.: Next Egyptian Gov't Should Recognize Accords With Israel

The next Egyptian government should recognize its peace with Israel, the White House said.Read More


Jewish Groups Congratulate Egypt on Mubarak's Resignation

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

In initial statements, Jewish groups congratulated Egyptians on ousting Hosni Mubarak and expressed hope for continued peace with Israel.Read More


Mubarak Steps Down

By Forward Staff

After almost 30 years at the helm of Egypt, embattled President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, and left Cairo for his home in Sharm el-Sheik. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Mubarak’s resignation on Friday. The New York Times is reporting that the Egyptian military, in a communiqué issued after the announcement, pledged “to carry out a variety of constitutional reforms.”Read More


Blogging Egypt's Uprising

By Abdallah Schleifer

Abdallah Schleifer reports on the historic uprising in Egypt.Read More


Mubarak To Stay Until September

By JTA

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reaffirmed his determination to stay in power until September.Read More


Report: Mubarak To Step Down from Egypt Government Within Hours

By Haaretz Service

NBC news reports that Egypt president will resign; CIA chief says ‘strong likelihood’ that Mubarak will resign Thursday night; Egypt PM tells BBC that Mubarak ‘may step down’.Read More


Maria Altmann, Recovered Family's Nazi-Looted Art, Is Dead at 94

Maria Altmann, whose seven-year battle to recover her family’s Nazi-looted paintings riveted the art and legal worlds, has died.Read More


WikiLeaks: Israel Favored Suleiman as Successor to Mubarak

By JTA

Israel has long preferred current Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as the successor to President Hosni Mubarak, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.Read More


Israeli Court Upholds Agunah's Right To Damages

By JTA

A Tel Aviv court upheld the right of women denied a religious divorce by their husbands to sue for damages.Read More


Jewish Groups React to Charges Filed Against Irvine Protesters

By JTA

Criminal charges were filed against 11 Muslim students who disrupted a speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States in Irvine, Calif.Read More





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