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Palestinians Push Ahead With Bid for Statehood

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The Palestinians will press ahead with a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a senior official said on Monday, brushing off a request by Israel to halt the initiative.Read More


Accused New Zealand Cemetery Vandal Is Cleared

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Police in New Zealand say charges will be dropped against one of the three men arrested in last month’s attack on an historic Jewish cemetery.Read More


101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Beats Sandy

By Forward Staff

A 101-year-old Holocaust survivor and author is believed to be the oldest evacuee from superstorm Sandy.Read More


Israeli Army Resisted March to Iran War

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered Israeli defence chiefs in 2010 to prepare for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities but were rebuffed, a television report said.Read More


Israel Bolsters Iron Dome Missile Defense

By Reuters

Israel announced plans on Sunday to boost its Iron Dome missile interceptor system, citing successful tests of the largely U.S.-funded system conducted in light of what it called “a variety of unprecedented threats”.Read More


Russian Lawmaker: No Free Transit for Survivors

By JTA

A local Russian lawmaker from President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party reportedly opposed making public transportation free for Holocaust survivors.Read More


Sandy Levels Social Barrier on Jersey Shore

By Reuters

Asbury Park and Bay Head are two towns on opposite ends of the Jersey Shore’s socio-economic spectrum - one with many poor people, the other with professionals in lucrative Wall Street careers. Superstorm Sandy has swept away many of the differences between the two.Read More


Limmud Holds Conference for Former Yugoslavia

Limmud opened its first-ever Jewish identity conference in Macedonia, drawing participants from other former Yugoslavian countries.Read More


Peres Praises Abbas' 'Courageous' Concession

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a courageous partner for peace on Saturday after the Palestinian leader made clear his support for a two-state solution to the decades old conflict with Israel.Read More


French Family Attacked in Parking Spot Dispute

By JTA

French police have arrested two men accused of assaulting members of a Jewish family in the family’s home in Nice in a dispute over a parking space.Read More





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