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Abbas Predicts Palestinian Unity as Fatah Rallies

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President Mahmoud Abbas predicted the end of a five-year split between the two big Palestinian factions as his Fatah movement staged its first mass rally in Gaza with the blessing of Hamas Islamists who rule the enclave.Read More


Barney Frank Seeks Interim Seat in Senate

By Reuters

Yesterday, Barney Frank said goodbye to the House of Representatives. Today, he hopes to take his turn in the Senate — at least temporarily.Read More


Egypt Intercepts Missile Shipment Bound for Gaza

By JTA

Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula reportedly intercepted a shipment of American-made missiles destined for the Gaza Strip.Read More


Fatah Holds First Mass Rally in Gaza in Years

By Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians joined a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group in Gaza on Friday, as tensions ease with rival Hamas Islamists ruling the enclave since 2007.Read More


Man Charged With Spying for Israel in Yemen

By Reuters

A man with Yemeni and Israeli identity documents has been charged in Yemen with spying for Israel, official sources said on Friday.Read More


Gerda Lerner, Pioneering Professor of Women's History, Dies

By Reuters

Gerda Lerner, a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who played a pioneering role in the study of women’s history, has died at age 92, a university official said on Thursday.Read More


Israeli West Bank Raid Sparks Clashes With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israeli forces raided the West Bank city of Jenin in search of a suspected Palestinian militant on Thursday, setting off clashes with residents who threw rocks and petrol bombs at them, an Israeli security source said.Read More


Gabby Giffords Heads to Newtown

By Reuters

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, plans to visit Newtown, Connecticut, the site of last month’s deadly elementary school massacre, the Connecticut lieutenant governor’s office said Thursday.Read More


Al Jazeera Buys Al Gore's TV Network

By Reuters

Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster’s footprint in the United States.Read More


Irwin Groner, Conservative Rabbi, Dies at 81

By JTA

Rabbi Irwin Groner, a former president of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, has died.Read More





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