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Egyptian Crowd Attacks Israeli Embassy in Cairo

By Haaretz

A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy’s security wall.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Father Thanks Muslims for Pushing for Release

Noam Shalit thanked American Muslim leaders in a New York meeting on Thursday for sending a letter to Hamas requesting the release of his son, Gilad, an Israel Defense Forces soldier who has been in captivity for five years.Read More


Top U.S. Officials Warn Abbas on Statehood Bid

By JTA

Top U.S. officials warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that pressing for U.N. statehood recognition would harm relations with the United States.Read More


Anti-Semitism Official: Jews and Muslims Have Much in Common

By JTA

Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s anti-Semitism envoy, in an address to a U.S. Shia Muslim umbrella group said the Jewish and Muslim communities have much in common.Read More


Weprin and Turner Fight Down to Wire for Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

With just days to go before a special election, Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner scrambled for votes in the fight to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner.Read More


Israel Reportedly Gives Ground on Shalit Release Talks

By Haaretz

srael has agreed to relax its demands in talks with Hamas geared at securing the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper said on Friday.Read More


U.N. Chief Says Palestinian Statehood 'Long Overdue'

The Palestinian people are “long overdue” in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month.Read More


William Lee Frost, Former JTA Leader, Dies at 84

By JTA

William Lee Frost, a Jewish philanthropist who was a former president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has died.Read More


Jewish Clergy Join Gathering Against Islamophobia

By JTA

Top Jewish clergy joined a religious gathering to combat Islamaphobia as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears.Read More


Man Awaits Ruling in 'Mesira' Contempt of Court Case

By JTA

A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.Read More


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