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Mubarak To Stay Until September


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


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


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


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

Alan Slifka, Founder of the Abraham Fund, Is Dead at 81

Philanthropist Alan Slifka, founder of the Abraham Fund, has died.Read More

Pro-Israel Rep. Jane Harman To Leave Congress


Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), a pro-Israel stalwart with close ties to the U.S. intelligence community, is quitting Congress.Read More

Jerusalem Set To Approve Jewish Housing in Sheikh Jarrah

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

The Jerusalem Municipal Committee for Planning and Building is expected to approve today the construction of two buildings that will include 13 apartments for Jewish residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Backing the plan are settler organizations who currently occupy three homes in the neighborhood. Following the plan’s approval, it will be necessary to evict a number of Palestinian families living on the site in order for construction to commence.Read More

Cuba To Seek 20-Year Prison Sentence for American Alan Gross


Cuban prosecutors will seek a 20-year prison sentence for accused spy Alan Gross, a U.S. government contractor that the State Department says was assisting Cuban Jews.Read More

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