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Struggling Romney Campaign Tries To Retool

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After a difficult week that sparked a wave of Republican hand-wringing, Mitt Romney’s campaign team fought back on Monday against a report of disarray in his inner circle and promised to retool his message with more specifics of his policies.Read More


Anti-Islam Film Sparks New Round of Protests

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Protesters in Afghanistan and Indonesia burnt U.S. flags and chanted “Death to America” on Monday in renewed demonstrations over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad that has unleashed a wave of anti-Western sentiment in the Muslim and Arab world.Read More


Occupy Protesters Return, In Smaller Numbers

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Occupy Wall Street celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday with a day of demonstrations that resulted in nearly 150 arrests but failed to produce the turnout or fervor that first propelled the movement into the national conversation.Read More


European Leader Holds Talks With Iran on Nukes

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator on Tuesday, Ashton’s office said on Monday, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a political solution was still possible in the stand-off over Tehran’s atomic programme.Read More


Peres Offers New Year's Message to World

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres in a Rosh Hashanah message called Diaspora Jews “full partners” with Israel.Read More


El Al Ends Flights to Cairo

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El Al said it is discontinuing its weekly flights to Cairo.Read More


Gabe Kapler Leads Israel in Baseball Classic

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Team Israel has announced its 28-man roster for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier, which begins this week.Read More


French Jews Get Warning of New Threats

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The security service of France’s Jewish communities has alerted French Jews to “individuals pretending to be Jewish to gain access to community facilities.”Read More


Mitt Romney Offers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

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A strong America will always stand with a strong Israel, Mitt Romney said in his Rosh Hashanah message.Read More


Simone Veil Wins France's Highest Honor

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French President Francois Hollande has awarded France’s highest honor to Simone Veil, a French politician and Holocaust survivor.Read More





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