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Sen. Inouye, Friend of Israel, Dies at 88

By Reuters

Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War Two veteran who lost an arm in battle and represented Hawaii in Congress since its statehood more than a half century ago, died on Monday at age 88.Read More


Bloomberg Wants Action as Pro-Gun Lawmakers Waver

By Reuters

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined those affected by past mass shootings to push for gun control laws. Some pro-gun lawmakers showed signs of wavering.Read More


U.N. Sees Risk of Escalation in Golan

By Reuters

A U.S. and Russian-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend a peacekeeping mission in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel warns that tensions between the neighbors could escalate as Syria’s civil war spills into the area.Read More


An Uncle's Memories of Noah Pozner

By Forward Staff

At the funeral of six-year-old Noah Pozner, his uncle Alexis Haller read the eulogy below: Read More


Former Chief Rabbi of Ireland To Become Chief Rabbi of Britain

By JTA

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the spiritual leader of one of the largest congregations in London and a former chief rabbi of Ireland, was named Britain’s chief rabbi-designate.Read More


Israel Approves 1,500 More Settlement Homes in East Jerusalem

By Reuters

Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes on land it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War.Read More


Newtown Synagogue Starts Fund for Noah Pozner

By Forward Staff

As the family of Newtown massacre victim Noah Pozner prepared for the 6-year-old’s funeral, the family’s synagogue began collecting money for the Pozners.Read More


Schools in Towns Near Newtown in Lockdown

By Reuters

All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown because of a suspicious person, police said on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. No further details were immediately available.Read More


Pope Benedict Hopes Statehood Will Spur Peace

By Reuters

Pope Benedict told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday the Vatican hoped the recent de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations would spur the international community to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.Read More


British Nix Hebrew From Foreign Language Options

By JTA

The British government reportedly is planning to exclude Hebrew from a list of recognized foreign languages in the national education system.Read More





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