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Arthur Chaskalson, South Africa Chief Judge, Dies


Leaders of South Africa and the country’s Jewish community mourned the death of jurist and anti-apartheid activist Arthur Chaskalson.Read More

Jewish Principal Convicted of 75 Sex Abuse Counts

By Forward Staff

The principal of a private Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted of sexually abusing three boys over the course of a decade, authorities said.Read More

U.S. Rachets Up Attack on Israel Over Settlements

By Reuters

The United States on Monday ratcheted up criticism of Israel over plans to expand Jewish settlement building on occupied land, urging it to reconsider despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to back down.Read More

'Three Cups of Tea' Co-Author Kills Self

By Reuters

Journalist David Oliver Relin, co-author of the controversial best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” took his own life last month in the Columbia River town of Corbett, Oregon, east of Portland, authorities disclosed on Monday.Read More

Hazon Will Merge With Isabella Freedman Center


The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Hazon are merging.Read More

Hungary Premier Vows To Protect Jews From 'List'

By Reuters

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday condemned a call by a far-right Jobbik lawmaker to draw up lists of Jews as “unworthy” of his country, promising he would protect all citizens from any kind of discrimination.Read More

Rahm Emanuel Accuses Bibi of Betrayal


Rahm Emanuel said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu betrayed the Obama administration by announcing a new settlement expansion and the cutoff of tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority.Read More

Alan Gross: Cuba Pact Could Secure Freedom


Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross asked the U.S. government to sign a non-belligerency pact with Cuba in an effort to obtain his release from a military hospital there.Read More

Bibi Defiant on Plan for New Settlements

By Reuters

Israel will not backtrack on a settlement expansion plan that has drawn strong international condemnation, an official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Monday.Read More

Hamas Pleads for Gaza Rebuilding Aid

By Reuters

Gaza’s prime minister has appealed to Arab states and friends of the Palestinian people to help pay for reconstruction after a week of Israeli aerial attacks on the enclave inflicted damage assessed at between $250 million and $545 million.Read More

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