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Palestinians Will Seek U.N. 'Observer State' Status

By Reuters

The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year’s end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.Read More


Danish Cartoonist Says Don't Bow to Censorship

By Reuters

The Danish cartoonist who outraged Muslims with a drawing of the Prophet Mohammad seven years ago has said the West cannot let itself be muzzled by fear of offending Islamic sensibilities.Read More


Just 18% of Israelis Favor Solo Strike: Poll

By Haaretz

Around 80 percent of both Israelis and Palestinians say that an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities would ignite a major regional war, a joint Israeli-Palestinian survey indicated on Thursday.Read More


Polish Mall Uses Kristallnacht as Slogan

By JTA

A Polish mall used the term ‘Crystal Night’ as an advertising slogan.Read More


Monica Lewinsky Plans Tell-All Memoir

By Forward Staff

Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern whose affair with then-President Bill Clinton shook the country, is reportedly planning to write a kiss-and-tell memoir.Read More


Israel Defeats South Africa at Baseball Classic

By JTA

Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.Read More


Iranian Nuclear Chief Admits Deceiving U.N.

By Haaretz

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani admitted to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday to providing false information to International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in order to protect his country’s nuclear facilities and achievements.Read More


Germany Sets Up Registry To Track Neo-Nazis

By Reuters

Germany launched a national register of neo-Nazis on Wednesday as it takes steps to tackle failings that allowed known extremists to wage a seven-year racist killing spree.Read More


Anti-Semitic Elmo Returns to Times Square

By Seth Berkman

A New York man who wears an Elmo costume and spews anti-Semitic hatred was arrested again after he shouted epithets at passers-by in Times Square, the New York Times reported.Read More


Jewish Schools Win Slice of $18M Settlement

By Seth Berkman

Four Jewish schools in New York City will receive part of an $18 million settlement after the state Attorney General’s office found that a food contractor overcharged clients for seven years.Read More





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