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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


Genetic Testing Poses Jewish Ethical Quandaries

By JTA

What if parents could forecast their future children’s risk of disease, intelligence level and eye color? With the knowlege would come a host of Jewish ethical dilemmas.Read More


Italian Jews Decry Recent Spiral of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

In the wake of mounting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents, Italy’s Jewish leadership has “forcefully denounced” a “spiral of violence” that has erupted in the country over the past few weeks.Read More


Hezbollah Warns Israel Against Attacking Lebanon

By Reuters

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would rain down on Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities if Israel attacked Lebanon.Read More


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