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Abbas Asked Israel To Let In Palestinians Fleeing Syria

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tried to get Israel to let 150,000 Palestinians fleeing war in Syria resettle in the West Bank, but dropped the request after the Jewish state demanded they first give up their right of return, he said.Read More


Protestors Storm EU Soccer Body Over Matches in Israel

By JTA

Dozens of activists occupied the reception of the UEFA European soccer association in Nyon, Switzerland, to protest Israel’s hosting of a championship.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Unite To Foil Centrists Joining Coalition

By Reuters

Israeli Ultra-Orthodox parties said on Friday they would band together to fight for inclusion in any coalition government forged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his rightist Likud party’s narrow win in a Jan. 22 parliamentary election.Read More


Obama Names Foreign Policy Aide Denis McDonough New Chief of Staff

By Reuters

President Barack Obama named longtime foreign policy aide Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff on Friday.Read More


Austrian Jewish Leader Mends Fences With Lauder

By Reuters

The leader of Austria’s Jewish community said on Friday he had put aside differences with World Jewish Congress head Ron Lauder over Lauder’s alleged interference in the community’s leadership election.Read More


Dutch Stolen Art Committee Dismisses Family’s Holocaust Claims

By JTA

A panel of experts advised the Dutch government to return only one painting out of 189 claimed by relatives of a Holocaust-era art collector.Read More


'Secret Hearings' on Jewish Intern Chandra Levy Murder Continue

By Forward Staff

Jewish intern Chandra Levy’s murderer’s case is back in court this week, the AP reported today.Read More


ADL Calls on Conservatives To Keep Nazi Analogies Out of Gun Debate

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League called on conservatives to keep Nazi analogies out of the gun control debate.Read More


Greek Neo-Nazi Party Issues Diatribe Against AJC Visit

By JTA

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.”Read More


At Senate Hearing, Kerry Says Peace Talks Are Priority

By JTA

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) emphasized a return to Israeli-Palestinian talks and keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon at Senate hearings expected to result in his confirmation as secretary of state.Read More


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