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Palestinians Push Boycott of Israeli Products

By Reuters

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged his compatriots in the occupied West Bank on Sunday to boycott all Israeli products, upping the ante in a standoff with the Jewish state.Read More


CIA Said Jonathan Pollard Cooperated: Report

By JTA

CIA debriefers of Jonathan Pollard said the Israeli spy cooperated “in good faith” while in custody and that his handlers’ requests were limited to intelligence on the Pakistanis, Arab states and the Soviets.Read More


Newtown Rabbi: 'Hardest Days of Our Lives'

By Seth Berkman

Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel in Newtown, Conn., is working with other clergy to help the community heal after the rampage at Sandy Hook School.Read More


Jewish Boy's Funeral Is Set for Monday

By Forward Staff

A funeral for Noah Pozner, the 6-year-old Jewish boy killed in the Newtown school massacre is being planned for Monday.Read More


Jewish Lawmakers Lead Push for Gun Control

By Reuters

Several Democratic lawmakers called for a new push for U.S. gun restrictions on Sunday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, in the wake of the Connecticut massacre in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school.Read More


Newtown Rabbi Decries 'Culture of Violence'

By Forward Staff

The rabbi of the only synagogue in Newtown, Conn., decried the “culture of violence” that led to the deadly rampage, as President Obama prepared to speak at a vigil for the victims.Read More


Neo-Nazi Party Faces Ban in Germany

By Reuters

Germany’s most politically successful neo-Nazi party, the National Democratic Party of Germany, will face legal proceedings aimed at disbanding it.Read More


Hungary Jews Unite Amid Furor Over 'List'

By Reuters

A week after a leader of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party called for lists of prominent Jews to be drawn up to protect national security, Janos Fonagy stepped forward.Read More


B'nai B'rith on List of Fiscally Troubled Charities

By JTA

B’nai B’rith International rejected as inaccurate its topping a well-known charity watchdog’s list of “charities in deep financial trouble.”Read More


Islamists Claim Egypt Constitution Vote Win

By Reuters

Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s party that sought a “yes” vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally.Read More





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