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Ashton Has High Hopes for Iran Talks

By Reuters

Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme could move forward very soon, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday, as EU foreign ministers met to agree another round of sanctions against Tehran.Read More

Moshe Katsav Asks for Pardon in Rape


Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has filed a request for a presidential pardon.Read More

Interfaith Award Goes to 2 Rabbis, Chelsea Clinton


The Temple of Understanding, a U.S. interfaith dialogue body, has awarded its annual award to two rabbis, an Imam and Chelsea Clinton, among other recipients.Read More

Alvin Roth's 'Game' Helps Win Economics Nobel

By Reuters

Life-saving kidney swaps are just one of the practical applications of the so-called game theories for which economist Alvin Roth won a share of the Nobel prize for economics.Read More

S. Africa Pushes Labels for Settlement Products


The South African Trade Ministry has published a second notice concerning the labeling of products from Jewish settlements, despite working with the Jewish community on a compromise.Read More

Africans Protest Israel Detention Plan

By Haaretz

Some 300 Sudanese protested on Sunday outside Tel Aviv’s Kirya government headquarters against plans to imprison African asylum-seekers in a Negev detention facility.Read More

Congressman's Widow Battles for His Seat


Before Shelley Adler can reclaim her late husband’s congressional seat, she will have to get by a former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman.Read More

Europe Plans New Nuclear Sanctions on Iran

By Reuters

European Union governments plan to ratchet up sanctions pressure against Iran over its nuclear programme on Monday, approving new measures against Tehran’s banking sector, industry and shipping.Read More

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


A Jewish man was attacked and rendered unconscious in a Paris metro, a local watchdog reported.Read More

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