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U.N. Sees Risk of Escalation in Golan

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A U.S. and Russian-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend a peacekeeping mission in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel warns that tensions between the neighbors could escalate as Syria’s civil war spills into the area.Read More


An Uncle's Memories of Noah Pozner

By Forward Staff

At the funeral of six-year-old Noah Pozner, his uncle Alexis Haller read the eulogy below: Read More


Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland To Become Chief Rabbi of Britain

By JTA

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the spiritual leader of one of the largest congregations in London and a former chief rabbi of Ireland, was named Britain’s chief rabbi-designate.Read More


Israel Approves 1,500 More Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

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Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes on land it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War.Read More


Newtown Synagogue Starts Fund for Noah Pozner

By Forward Staff

As the family of Newtown massacre victim Noah Pozner prepared for the 6-year-old’s funeral, the family’s synagogue began collecting money for the Pozners.Read More


Schools in Towns Near Newtown in Lockdown

By Reuters

All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown because of a suspicious person, police said on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. No further details were immediately available.Read More


Pope Benedict Hopes Statehood Will Spur Peace

By Reuters

Pope Benedict told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday the Vatican hoped the recent de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations would spur the international community to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.Read More


British Nix Hebrew From Foreign Language Options

By JTA

The British government reportedly is planning to exclude Hebrew from a list of recognized foreign languages in the national education system.Read More


Jewish Boy's Funeral Is First After Newtown Rampage

By Reuters

A Jewish boy will be one of the first victims laid to rest after the shocking killing spree in Newtown, Conn.Read More


Obama Mourns With Families at Connecticut Vigil

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren and said the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.Read More





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