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Toulouse Killer's Brother Charged in Rampage

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Preliminary murder and terrorism charges were filed against the brother of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah.Read More


After Ruling, Israel Looks for New Migron Deal

By Haaretz

Israeli officials are ready to offer the residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to temporarily move to a mobile home site on Sunday, just hours after the High Court of Justice rejected a compromise between Migron and the state that would have postponed the evacuation of the settlement to 2015.Read More


U.S. Releases $88 Million to Palestinians

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The United States plans to release $88.6 million in development funds for the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Obama: Time Running Out for Iran Solution

By JTA

Time is running out for a diplomatic solution to the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, President Obama said.Read More


Israeli Top Court Rejects Migron Delay

By Haaretz

Israel’s High Court rejected a compromise deal that would have delayed the demolition of the illegal West Bank outpost of Migron. A showdown now looms at the end of this month.Read More


Israelis Highlight First Day at J Street

By JTA

J Street launched its latest annual conference with an emphasis on reaching out to Israelis.Read More


Santorum Scores Big Win in Louisiana

By Forward Staff

Conservative Rick Santorum scored an impressive victory over Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney in Louisiana, although Romney maintains a healthy lead in the all-important delegate count.Read More


J Street Kicks Off With Calls for Peace Push

By Haaretz

Nearly 2,500 peaceniks came together Saturday night at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C., for the third annual conference of leftist pro-Israel lobby, J Street.Read More


Egypt Thwarts Iran-Backed Terror Attack

By Haaretz

Egyptian security forces thwarted an attempt by Iran to blow up an Israeli ship in the Suez Canal, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.Read More


Israel Lashes Out Over U.N. Settlement Probe

By Haaretz

Israel is considering sanctions against the Palestinian Authority after the United Nations’ Human Rights Council decided to establish an international investigative committee on the West Bank settlements.Read More





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