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Emancipation Proclamation Marks 150 Years

The star of next week’s 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation will be the document itself, which Washington’s National Archives is set to display for three days starting on Sunday in a rare showing.Read More


Arab Leaders Discuss Aid on West Bank Visit

By Reuters

Top Arab officials paid a rare visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Saturday to discuss a Palestinian financial crisis that President Mahmoud Abbas hopes will be eased by Arab donations.Read More


Senators To Make Last-Ditch 'Fiscal Cliff' Effort

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and U.S. congressional leaders agreed on Friday to make a final effort to prevent the United States from going over the “fiscal cliff,” setting off intense bargaining over Americans’ tax rates as a New Year’s Eve deadline looms.Read More


Family of Conn. Shooting Survivor Seeks $100 Million

By Reuters

A $100 million claim on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor is the first legal action to come out of the Connecticut school shooting that left 26 children and adults dead two weeks ago.Read More


Israeli Soldiers Clash with Outpost Settlers in West Bank

By JTA

Some 200 settlers clashed with Israeli security forces attempting to evacuate the West Bank outpost of Oz Zion.Read More


Report: Ron Dermer To Become Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S.

By JTA

Ron Dermer, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu, is set to replace Michael Oren as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, an Israeli newspaper reported.Read More


Antwerp Jewish Girls School Forced To Admit Boys

By JTA

A Belgian court ordered a Jewish school for girls to admit two boys or face heavy fines.Read More


Muslim Brotherhood Tops Anti-Semitic Rhetoric List

By JTA

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood produced the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs this year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.Read More


Bibi Set To Win Election, But Rightists Gaining Ground

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is set to win a parliamentary election on Jan. 22 although the popularity of a far-right party opposed to Palestinian statehood is growing, polls showed on Friday.Read More


NYT: Iran Slowed Down Nuclear Advance, Seeks Talks

By JTA

Iran has slowed down its nuclear program, signaling its willingness to negotiate its future, the New York Times reported.Read More


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