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Political Process in Egypt Stalls While More Protests Form

By Reuters

Egypt’s political transition after President Mohamed Mursi’s ouster by the military has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was thrown into doubt by Islamist objections.Read More


Alleged Canadian Bomber Made Anti-Semitic Remarks

By JTA

One of the suspects in the alleged plot to bomb the British Columbia Legislature had previously made anti-Semitic statements online.Read More


Israeli Cabinet Passes Draft Law To Force Haredim Into IDF Service

By Reuters

Israel’s cabinet approved a draft law on Sunday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military duty granted to Jewish seminary students, stoking ultra-Orthodox anger over the break with tradition.Read More


Islamists Reject El Baradei as Interim Egypt Leader

By Reuters

Liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei was chosen as Egypt’s interim Prime Minister on Saturday as the transitional administration fought to restore calm after at least 35 people were killed in Islamist protests that swept the country.Read More


2 Orthodox Women Aim for Boxing Glory

By Naomi Darom (Haaretz)

One Sunday evening last month, two 18-year-old girls were kicking punching bags at the Jerusalem sports center, located beneath the stands at Teddy Stadium.Read More


Egypt Counts Its Dead After Day of Violent Protest

By Reuters

Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after Islamists enraged by the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in an explosion of violence against what they denounced as a military coup.Read More


Egypt Explodes in Widespread Violence — Dozens Dead

By Reuters

At least 24 people died across Egypt on Friday as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.Read More


Michael Oren Steps Down After 4 Years as Israel's Ambassador

By Nathan Guttman

Ending weeks of speculation, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren announced Friday he will be stepping down this fall.Read More


Islamists Claim Egypt's New Leader is Jewish

By JTA

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s website briefly posted an article claiming that the country’s current interim president is Jewish.Read More


Pope John Paul II and John XXII Will Both Be Declared Saints

By Reuters

Pope John Paul II, the globe-trotting pontiff who led the Catholic Church for nearly 27 years, and Pope John XXIII, who called the reforming Second Vatican Council, will be declared saints, the Vatican said on Friday.Read More


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