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Hezbollah Pressures School Into Dropping 'Anne Frank'

By JTA

Hezbollah pressured a private school in Beirut to drop from its curriculum a textbook containing excerpts of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”Read More


Obama, Bibi To Meet

By JTA

President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet the same day as the Israeli prime minister addresses the Jewish federations’ General Assembly.Read More


At GA, Madoff Looms Large

By Sara Miller (Haaretz)

The annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America kicked off this year in an autumnal American capital with the disappointing news that the guest star, President Barack Obama, canceled at the last minute to attend a memorial service for the victims of a shooting at an army base in Texas last week. The president’s chief of staff, Rahm Immanuel, will be taking his place as keynote speaker on Tuesday.Read More


Obama Cancels GA Appearance, Following Fort Hood Massacre

By JTA

President Obama canceled a scheduled appearance before the Jewish federations’ General Assembly.Read More


Jewish Groups Blast U.N. for Goldstone Endorsement

By JTA

U.S. Jewish groups blasted the U.N. General Assembly for its endorsement of the Goldstone report on last winter’s Gaza war.Read More


Abbas: I Will Not Run for Reelection

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would not run for reelection.Read More


Israeli Military Report: Hamas Tested a Missile That Could Hit Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Iran has supplied Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip with a missile that is capable of striking Tel Aviv, Israeli defense sources said.Read More


Israeli Navy Detains Ship Carrying Arms Cache

By JTA

Israel’s Navy detained a ship carrying a large cache of arms.Read More


House Votes To Condemn Goldstone Report

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and News Agencies

The U.S. House of Representatives condemned a UN report Tuesday that accuses Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of committing war crimes in Gaza early this year as irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.Read More


'Heroes' Award Finalists Announced

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Jewish Federations of North America today announced the five finalists in its controversial Jewish Community Heros Awards.Read More


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