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Hundreds of Jews Gather at Tunisia Synagogue

By Reuters

Africa’s oldest synagogue is playing host to that rarity in the Arab world - a religious gathering of hundreds of Jews drawn from Europe and Israel.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Vows New Talks With Hamas for Palestinian Unity

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he would begin talks with rival factions including Islamist Hamas to form a unity government, a crucial step towards healing years of damaging internal divisions.Read More


Ukrainian Jews Worry Rise of Nationalist Party Will Revive Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Marching in formation, six young men in dark jackets approach an anti-government rally in Cherkasy, a city some 125 miles southeast of Kiev.Read More


Penny Pritzker in Line for Commerce Job

By Reuters

President Barack Obama is close to choosing White House deputy national security adviser Mike Froman to be the next U.S. trade representative, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.Read More


Jews and Palestinian Backers Face Off in Rome at Liberation Day Parade

By JTA

Jewish and pro-Palestinian demonstrators faced off in Rome during a parade marking the World War II liberation of Italy.Read More


Rare 1913 'Lost' Nickel Sells for $3.17M

By Reuters

One of the rarest American coins has been sold at auction for $3.17 million after being thought of as a fake and stashed away in a closet in Virginia for decades.Read More


Obama Taps Howard Shelanski To Be New White House Regulatory Czar

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would pick Howard Shelanski, an antitrust expert, as his new regulatory czar, a powerful White House position charged with reviewing regulations proposed by government departments.Read More


Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Plotting To Bomb New York Synagogues

By Reuters

A man was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City, only the third conviction under a state terror statute passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.Read More


Europol Finds Links Between Hezbollah and Bulgaria Bombing

By JTA

The European Union’s police body, Europol, said in a report that “indications suggest possible links” between Hezbollah and a deadly terrorist attack in Bulgaria last year.Read More


Bethlehem Catholic Monastery Loses Court Battle on Israel Separation Wall

By Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s separation wall on its land on Friday, according to its lawyers.Read More


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