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J Street Plans Israel Trip


J Street announced it was organizing its own Israel trip for Jewish college students after Birthright Israel declined to partner with the lobbying group.In a letter to J Street supporters, the organization announced that its campus arm, J Street U, would organize a trip to Israel and the West Bank for 10 to 15 student leaders this summer.Read More

Report: Anti-Semitic Fliers Target Rahm Emanuel

By Haaretz Service

Just a week before Chicago residents vote for their new Mayor, leading candidate Rahm Emanuel became the target of anti-Semitic attacks, NBC Chicago reported on Tuesday.Read More

Israeli Embassies May Close After Threats


Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats.Read More

Dennis Ross To Speak at J Street Conference


Dennis Ross, the senior adviser to President Obama on Middle East issues, will address this year’s J Street conference, the group said.Read More

Iranians Demonstrate in Support of Egypt


Thousands of Iranians demonstrated in support of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.Read More

PA's Fayyad Dissolves Cabinet To Form New Government


Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved his Cabinet and will form a new government.Read More

PA Calls for Elections; Chief Negotiator Erekat Resigns


The Palestinian Authority said it will hold elections by September in what is being seen as a response to the political upheaval in Egypt.Read More

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

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