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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


Unseen Kafka Works Go Public in Israel

By Reuters

A collection of yet unseen Franz Kafka writings, stashed for four decades in a Tel Aviv apartment, will be made public and transferred to Israel’s national library, a court ruled.Read More


Jews Congratulate Europe on Nobel Peace Prize

By JTA

Israel and Jewish organizations congratulated the European Union for being awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.Read More


Obama Grabs Big Early Voter Lead: Poll

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.Read More


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