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Interfaith Award Goes to 2 Rabbis, Chelsea Clinton

By JTA

The Temple of Understanding, a U.S. interfaith dialogue body, has awarded its annual award to two rabbis, an Imam and Chelsea Clinton, among other recipients.Read More


Alvin Roth's 'Game' Helps Win Economics Nobel

By Reuters

Life-saving kidney swaps are just one of the practical applications of the so-called game theories for which economist Alvin Roth won a share of the Nobel prize for economics.Read More


S. Africa Pushes Labels for Settlement Products

By JTA

The South African Trade Ministry has published a second notice concerning the labeling of products from Jewish settlements, despite working with the Jewish community on a compromise.Read More


Africans Protest Israel Detention Plan

By Haaretz

Some 300 Sudanese protested on Sunday outside Tel Aviv’s Kirya government headquarters against plans to imprison African asylum-seekers in a Negev detention facility.Read More


Congressman's Widow Battles for His Seat

By JTA

Before Shelley Adler can reclaim her late husband’s congressional seat, she will have to get by a former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman.Read More


Europe Plans New Nuclear Sanctions on Iran

By Reuters

European Union governments plan to ratchet up sanctions pressure against Iran over its nuclear programme on Monday, approving new measures against Tehran’s banking sector, industry and shipping.Read More


Abbas: Olmert Was Close to Peace Deal

By Reuters

In comments that may stir Israel’s election campaign, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that he and Ehud Olmert were “two months” away from a peace deal before Olmert had to resign as Israeli prime minister.Read More


French Jew Beaten Unconscious in Subway

By JTA

A Jewish man was attacked and rendered unconscious in a Paris metro, a local watchdog reported.Read More


Specter Helped Pass Obama Health Bill

By JTA

Arlen Specter, the longtime moderate Jewish Republican senator from Pennsylvania whose surprise party switch helped pass President Obama’s health-care reforms, has died.Read More


Pinto's Wife Attempts Suicide: Report

By Forward Staff

The wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, the influential and controversial Israeli spiritual advisor who is facing bribery allegations, reportedly tried to commit suicide.Read More





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