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Hungary Leader Demands List of 'Risk' Jews

By Reuters

A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a “national security risk”, stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust.Read More


Tzipi Livni Announces Israel Election Run

By Reuters

Former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni announced her candidacy on Tuesday in a January general election, pledging to “fight for peace” with the Palestinians as a centrist alternative to Israel’s right-wing leadership.Read More


Pro-Settlement Extremists Sweep Likud Primary

By Reuters

Pro-settler hardliners swept a vote on Monday held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, effectively tossing four of his closest allies and backers of Middle East diplomacy off a list of candidates running with him in a Jan. 22 election.Read More


Strauss-Kahn To Hear Result of Final Sex Probe

By Reuters

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn finds out on Wednesday whether the last sex offence case against him in France will be dropped, 18 months after rape accusations ended his presidential ambitions.Read More


Anti-Islam Filmmaker Has No Regrets

By Reuters

The Egyptian-born Coptic Christian who made the anti-Islam film that sparked protests across the Muslim world has no regrets about his insulting portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad, according to an interview with the New York Times.Read More


Gill Named To Lead Joint Distribution Committee

By JTA

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee named Alan Gill, its longtime executive director of international relations and a resident of Israel, as the organization’s new CEO.Read More


Gaza Truce Talks Start in Cairo

By Reuters

Egyptian mediators began separate talks on Monday with Hamas and with Israel to flesh out details of a ceasefire agreed last week that ended eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Facing Election Defeat, Barak Quit Before Vote

By Aluf Benn (Haaretz)

Instead of conducting a campaign that would end in public humiliation and debts, he decided to cut his losses and forgo contending.Read More


Hamas Backs Palestinian U.N. Statehood Bid

By Reuters

The Islamist group Hamas said on Monday it was backing President Mahmoud Abbas’s attempt to win more clout for Palestinians at the United Nations, the latest sign of a rapprochement between the political rivals.Read More


Morsi To Meet Judges in Bid to End Crisis

By Reuters

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi meets senior judges on Monday to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers which has set off violent protests reminiscent of the revolution last year that led to the rise of his Islamist movement.Read More


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