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Window for Iran Deal Opens After Obama Win

By Reuters

The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama could create an opportunity for new negotiations with Iran on its nuclear programme as sanctions pile economic pressure on its theocratic leaders.Read More


Accused Jewish School Abuser Faces Extradition

By JTA

A judge in the United States has cleared the way for the extradition to Australia of a man wanted in connection with alleged child sex abuse at a Jewish school.Read More


Israeli Teams Aid Ghana Mall Collapse Effort

By Reuters

A team of Israeli experts was due to arrive in the West African nation on Thursday to assist a search for remaining survivors as rescue workers said they feared their condition was quickly deteriorating.Read More


Delmon Young Admits Anti-Semitic Hotel Rant

By JTA

Baseball star Delmon Young pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an incident in New York in which he yelled anti-Semitic slurs.Read More


Onetime Etan Patz Suspect Quickly Rearrested

By Reuters

Jose Ramos, for long a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz from a New York City street, was freed from prison on Wednesday after serving 20 years for molesting children but immediately was rearrested pending other charges.Read More


'10 Commandments' Judge Back in Alabama

By Reuters

A former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was removed from office nine years ago for refusing to take down a Ten Commandments monument has won back his job.Read More


Israelis Ponder Meaning of Four More Years

By JTA

Some Israelis celebrated President Obama’s reelection with raucous parties. But the establishment was already worried about a rocky path ahead.Read More


Fresh Faces Among 32 Jews in New Congress

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.Read More


Arab World Yawns at Obama Win

By Reuers

A tweet from one of Saudi Arabia’s most influential clerics summed up the Middle East’s response to Barack Obama’s re-election: “Obama isn’t good,” tweeted Salman al-Oudah, “But he is the lesser evil.”Read More


Obama Win Means New Headaches for Bibi

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energised critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.Read More





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