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Hamas, Fatah Formally Sign Unity Pact

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Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in a formal ceremony signed a unity agreement, repairing a four-year rift.Read More


Prison Sentence Postponed for Former Israeli President Katzav

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Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed the date former President Moshe Katsav will begin serving his prison sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions.Read More


U.S. Slams Hamas Condemnation of Bin Laden Killing

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner slammed comments on Monday made by a Hamas leader who criticized the U.S. for killing ‘holy warrior’ Osama bin Laden.Read More


U.S. Defense Official: We Had No Choice But To Kill Bin Laden

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The United States had no choice but to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan, President Barack Obama’s top counter terrorism adviser said Monday.Read More


Bibi: Bin Laden's Death Shows U.S. Determined To Fight Terror

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called U.S. President Barak Obama on Monday to congratulate him on the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden the day before.Read More


Jewish Funds for Justice, Progressive Jewish Alliance Will Merge

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Two Jewish social justice organizations — The Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice — have decided to merge.Read More


Bibi: Killing of Bin Laden Is a 'Resounding Victory for Justice'

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israeli officials lauded a Monday statement by U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Israel shared the “joy of the American people.”Read More


Osama Bin Laden Is Dead; U.S. Has His Body

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Osama bin Laden is dead and his body is in the possession of the United States.Read More


Reform Rift Over Zionist Credentials of Rick Jacobs, Incoming URJ Chief

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Ads questioning the Zionist credentials of the leader-designate of the Reform movement are a distortion, Reform leaders said.Read More


San Francisco Circumcision Ban Is Likely To Be on Ballot in November

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A proposal to ban circumcision in San Francisco looks likely for the November ballot.Read More





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