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Silver and Koch Spar Over Weiner Seat

By Forward Staff

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and former Mayor Ed Koch are locked in a war of words over the special election to fill disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat.Read More


Palestinians Plan 'Masssive' Push for Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority is planning a massive diplomatic campaign to gain recognition of statehood from both the United Nations as well as individual countries, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday.Read More


Portions of Dr. Mengele's Journal To Be Auctioned Off

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

More than 4,000 pages of journal entries and other material written by Dr. Josef Mengele are to go under the hammer Thursday at an American auction house.Read More


Report: Not First Kidnapping Attempt for Man Charged in Kletzky Murder

By JTA

The man charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky reportedly tried to kidnap other boys.Read More


One Flotilla Boat Leaves Greek Waters for Gaza

By JTA

One ship from a flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip has managed to set sail.Read More


Granger, Lowey: Palestinian Statehood Push Could End U.S. Funding

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives’ top Republican and Democratic appropriators for foreign assistance warned the Palestinian Authority that it is jeopardizing funding by pursuing statehood outside of talks.Read More


Jews and Arabs March for Palestinian Statehood

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Approximately 2,000 Palestinians and Israelis took part in the “March for Independence” Friday, calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state.Read More


Senators Seek Jewish Backing for Obama and Budget

By JTA

When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met this week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it’s about time you spoke up.Read More


New Beitar Jerusalem Owner Affiliated With Dovish Group

By JTA

A Jerusalem soccer team known for its right-wing fans was bought by an American who served on a dovish pro-Israel group’s board.Read More


Bibi Opposes Knesset Investigations of Human Rights Groups

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday he opposes setting up parliamentary committees to investigate the funding sources of left-wing Israeli human rights groups.Read More


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