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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


Jewish Family Claims 'The Scream' Is Looted Art

By Forward Staff

The great-grandson of the onetime German-Jewish owner of Edvard Munch masterpiece “The Scream” is reportedly pushing his family’s claim to the $120 million painting as the Museum of Modern Art prepares to put it on display.Read More


Trailblazing Woman Runs for Mayor of Bethlehem

By Reuters

A Palestinian woman is running for mayor of the West Bank town of Bethlehem. In a society dominated by men, women like Vera Baboun are pushing for a greater role.Read More


Bibi Could Expand Majority in Vote: Polls

By Reuters

Israel’s cabinet announced on Sunday a January 22 date for a national election, a ballot that opinion polls predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win.Read More


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