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Paris Police Arrest Man in Anti-Semitic Attack

By JTA

Police in Paris reportedly arrested a man on suspicion that he participated in attacking a Jewish man outside a synagogue.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Hit With Fraud Charge

By Reuters

Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman was charged on Sunday with fraud and breach of trust, allegations that prompted his resignation as foreign minister two weeks ago, justice officials said.Read More


Arab Candidate Can Run in Election: Court

By Reuters

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in 2010.Read More


Israel Denies Dermer Ambassador Reports

By Nathan Guttman

Israeli officials have denied newspaper reportes that Ron Dremer, an aide to Benjamin Netanyahu with close ties to Republicans, would be taking over as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.Read More


Emancipation Proclamation Marks 150 Years

The star of next week’s 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation will be the document itself, which Washington’s National Archives is set to display for three days starting on Sunday in a rare showing.Read More


Arab Leaders Discuss Aid on West Bank Visit

By Reuters

Top Arab officials paid a rare visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Saturday to discuss a Palestinian financial crisis that President Mahmoud Abbas hopes will be eased by Arab donations.Read More


Senators To Make Last-Ditch 'Fiscal Cliff' Effort

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and U.S. congressional leaders agreed on Friday to make a final effort to prevent the United States from going over the “fiscal cliff,” setting off intense bargaining over Americans’ tax rates as a New Year’s Eve deadline looms.Read More


Family of Conn. Shooting Survivor Seeks $100 Million

By Reuters

A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.Read More


Israeli Soldiers Clash with Outpost Settlers in West Bank

By JTA

Some 200 settlers clashed with Israeli security forces attempting to evacuate the West Bank outpost of Oz Zion.Read More


Report: Ron Dermer To Become Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S.

By JTA

Ron Dermer, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu, is set to replace Michael Oren as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, an Israeli newspaper reported.Read More





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