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Cuba Rejects U.N. Ruling on Alan Gross


Cuba reacted angrily on Wednesday to a U.N. ruling that its imprisonment of American contractor Alan Gross was arbitrary and accused the United States of lying about his health.Read More

Would-be Bomber of N.Y. Synagogues Pleads Guilty


A man charged with planning to blow up synagogues in New York City pleaded guilty to the state charges against him.Read More

Two-Thirds of Kadima Members Flee Party


Two-thirds of the Kadima Party’s 28 lawmakers are leaving the party.Read More

Germany May Ban Neo-Nazi Party

By Reuters

Germany took a step towards banning the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) on Wednesday when politicians formally recommended going ahead with hotly disputed legal proceedings as dozens of right-wing party backers boldly demonstrated outside.Read More

Demjanjuk's Family Appeal Decision on Death


The family of John Demjanjuk appealed the decision by German prosecutors to close an investigation into the convicted Nazi war criminal’s death.Read More

Bibi: We Still Want Peace

By Reuters

Israel remains committed to a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, despite worries among the Jewish state’s European allies over its plans to build more settlements.Read More

J Street Wins as Senate Omits Statehood Slap


A U.S. Senate amendment that would have penalized Palestinians for seeking non-member state status at the United Nations was not attached to its intended law.Read More

Israel Begins Planning Work on 'E1' Settlement

By Reuters

Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, in defiance of international protests.Read More

Ed Koch Hospitalized With Infection

By Forward Staff

Former New York Mayor Edward I. Koch was hospitalized for a lung infection, a spokesman said.Read More

'Ai Weiwei' and 2 Israel Films Make Oscars List


Two Israeli films are on the Academy Awards’ short list for the best documentary category, along with one by a Forward 50 selection.Read More

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