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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


Angela Merkel Vows To Battle Anti-Semitism

By JTA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed her pledge to stand up for Jewish life in Germany and for Israel’s right to self-defense.Read More


Ehud Barak Will Quit Politics

By Reuters

Defence Minister Ehud Barak, a main architect of Israel’s policy towards Iran’s nuclear programme, said in a surprise announcement on Monday that he was quitting politics and would not run in the January 22 national election.Read More


Montreal Host Suspended for 'Annoying' Jews Remark

By JTA

A Montreal radio host was suspended for indulging a caller who made anti-Semitic statements on the air.Read More


Extremists Target Arab Cars in East Jerusalem

By JTA

Eight Arab-owned cars were vandalized in a Palestinian neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem in a suspected price-tag attack.Read More


Egyptian Stocks Plunges Over Morsi Power Grab

By Reuters

Egypt’s stock market plunged on Sunday in its first day open since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi seizure of new powers set off street violence and a political crisis, unravelling efforts to restore stability after last year’s revolution.Read More


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