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Samantha Power Poised for Big Stage at U.N.

By Reuters

Samantha Power, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her study of U.S. failure to prevent genocide and is seen as an advocate of an activist U.S. foreign policy, would get a bigger platform for her views as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.Read More


Susan Rice Brings Experience Defending Israel to National Security Job

By JTA

Susan Rice has said that a “huge” portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israel’s legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric.Read More


Self-Help Radio Host Couple Commit Suicide Together in Brooklyn Apartment

By Seth Berkman

A Brooklyn couple that hosted a self-help radio show together were found dead in their apartment on Monday. The couple appeared to have suffocated themselves with plastic bags in a double-suicide, according to the New York Daily News.Read More


Robbers 'Dressed Like Haredis' Clean Out Jewish Jeweler in France

By JTA

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like haredis” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air.Read More


Australian Jewish Umbrella Organization Condemns Groups Who Back Israel Boycott

By JTA

Melbourne Jewry’s umbrella organization voted to condemn a Jewish group that supports the boycott of goods from the West Bank.Read More


Abraham Karlikow, Human Rights Advocate for American Jewish Committee, Dies at 92

By Roberta Oster Sachs

Abraham S. Karlikow, a long time official of the American Jewish Committee, died on Tuesday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida at 92 from cancer. Karlikow was a human rights advocate and helped thousands of refugees and Holocaust survivors, including Elie Wiesel, to rebuild their lives.Read More


'Girls Enjoy Rape' Judge Loses Backing in Israel

By Revital Hovel and Yossi Verter (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday withdrew his support of Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya for the presidency of the Likud party’s court, over a comment he had made earlier this week that some women “enjoy rape.”Read More


Samantha Power, Sometimes Blunt, May Face Confirmation Battle for U.N. Job

By Reuters

President Barack Obama has selected as his nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and academic who in 2008 called Hillary Clinton - at the time a political rival of Obama - “a monster.”Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Suggests He Will Consider Revised Arab Peace Plan

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians.Read More


Samantha Power Gets Nod as U.N. Ambassador

By Reuters

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Samantha Power, a former White House aide and Harvard professor, to replace Susan Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the White House said on Wednesday.Read More


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