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Czech Jews Join Nation in Mourning Havel

By JTA

Along with their fellow countrymen, Czech Jews mourned the death of former President Vaclav Havel. They lined up in the winter cold to pay final respects to the dissident turned president.Read More


Syria Will Admit Foreign Monitors

By Forward Staff

Bowing to international pressure, Syria signed a deal Monday that will permit foreign monitors to enter the country; the provision is part of an Arab League-brokered peace plan aimed at ending months of deadly unrest in the nation.Read More


Bibi Attends Ceremony for Carmel Fire Victims

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Eli Yishai both attended Monday a ceremony to unveil a new memorial for the victims of the Carmel blaze, which ravaged Israel’s north in December of 2010.Read More


N.Y. Federation Employee Indicted for Theft

By JTA

An employee of the UJA-Federation of New York allegedly sold photocopies of checks from high-profile donors to gang members who used the identity details to steal more than $2 million.Read More


North Korea's Kim Jong Il Is Dead

By Forward Staff

Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator who led the closed-off nuclear nation for the past 17 years, has died, the nation’s state television announced Monday.Read More


In Shalit Swap, 550 Palestinian Prisoners Released

By JTA

Some 550 Palestinians were released from Israeli jails in the second stage of the prisoner swap for captured soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Oren Slams Friedman Over 'Bought' Comment

By JTA

Israeli ambassador Michael Oren said New York Times columnist Tom Friedman “strengthened a dangerous myth” when he said Congress was “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.”Read More


Islamists Win Combined 70% of Egypt Vote

By Haaretz

The Muslim Brotherhood party secured 39 percent of the vote, while the Salafi Al Nour party won 31 percent of the vote in the second stage of Egypt’s landmark post-Mubarak elections, according to unofficial results published on the website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper on Sunday.Read More


Israel Plans More Housing on West Bank

By Haaretz

The Housing Ministry published tenders on Sunday for 1,028 homes to be built in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, part of a plan to build 6,000 housing units throughout Israel.Read More


Israel Set To Free 550 Prisoners in Shalit Swap

By Haaretz

Israel was scheduled to release 550 prisoners Sunday, in the second stage of an exchange with Hamas in Gaza.Read More





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