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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


Greece Vows To Confront Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

By JTA

The Greek foreign minister told an American Jewish audience that his government would “never allow hate to grow and spread,” but did not address specific calls to marginalize the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party.Read More


Bulgaria Backs Away From Blaming Hezbollah in Terror Aimed at Israelis

By Reuters

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it only had an “indication” that Lebanon’s Hezbollah might have been behind a deadly bus bombing in July and that this alone did not justify any European Union move to list it as a terrorist group.Read More


Chris Christie's Controversial Special Election for Frank Lautenberg's Seat

By Reuters

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called a special election on Oct. 16 to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.Read More


Palestinian Premier Works To Form New Government

By Reuters

Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Rami Hamdallah said on Tuesday he hoped to form his West Bank-based government this week but was committed to implementing a power-sharing deal with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.Read More


Syria Built Chemical Arsenal to Counter Israel

By Reuters

Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.Read More


iPhone-Happy Brooklyn Jewish Students Booted From Southwest Plane

By JTA

The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.”Read More


Prague Jewish Museum Braces for Raging Czech Floods

By JTA

The Jewish Museum in Prague has reopened its doors after closing for a short time to prepare for raging floods roaring toward the Czech capital.Read More


Talk of Sex Gets Israeli Minister Shai Piron All Giggly

By Reuters

A reference to “penetration” in a speech to parliament caused Israel’s education minister to burst into a laughing fit that went viral on Tuesday on Israeli websites.Read More


Jewish Federations Back Western Wall Compromise as Clashes Loom

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America’s board of trustees passed a resolution supporting Natan Sharansky’s proposed compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.Read More


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