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Following Lunch With Obama, Wiesel Says Tensions Are 'Gone'

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

President Obama capped an intensive two weeks of administration make-nice with Israeli officials and the American Jewish community by hosting Elie Wiesel, the Nobel peace laureate and Holocaust memoirist, for lunch at the White House.Read More

Young Israelis Turn To Yiddish

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

Nufal Levanon, a 25-year-old student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, says she rarely heard Yiddish growing up, although her Romanian-born parents both were native speakers of the language.Read More

Robert Elman Named AJCommittee's New President


Robert Elman was elected president of the American Jewish Committee at the organization’s annual meeting.Read More

Ahmadinejad’s U.N. Speech Attacks U.S. and Israel, Sends Delegates Out


Delegates to a United Nations conference on nuclear proliferation walked out as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech, which attacked the United States and Israel.Read More

Indian Court Finds Mumbai Gunman Guilty


An Indian court found a Pakistani man guilty of murder and other offenses for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.Read More

Avigdor Arikha, Israeli Painter and Holocaust Survivor, Dies


Israeli painter Avigdor Arikha, a major figure in modern art, died at his home in Paris.Read More

Israel Will Open Indirect Talks With P.A.

By Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to open the indirect talks with the Palestinian Authority this week with a discussion of the security arrangements in the West Bank and of water resources. A senior official told Haaretz that Netanyahu had recently asked the defense establishment and the National Security Council to elaborate on the so-called eight-points brief, which lists Israel’s security demands in terms of a permanent status agreement, as framed by Ehud Olmert’sRead More

No Protests as Goldstone Attends Grandson's Bar Mitzvah


Richard Goldstone attended his grandson’s bar mitzvah without protest.Read More

Divestment Bills Fail at Two Calif. Universities


The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill.Read More

Haaretz Reporter To Turn Over Secret Documents


Lawyers for the reporter who received top secret Israeli army documents from a former soldier will turn them over to security officialsRead More

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