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U.S. Will Withhold UNESCO Dues Over Vote

By JTA

The United States, saying it has no choice, will stop paying its dues to UNESCO following the U.N. cultural agency’s vote to grant full membership to the Palestinians.Read More


Goldstone: Israel No 'Apartheid' State

By Haaretz

Judge Richard Goldstone, who led the UN investigative commission into Israel and Hamas’ conduct during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, defending Israel against charges of it being an “apartheid state” in a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday.Read More


Gaza Barrage Resumes as Cease-Fire Collapses

By JTA

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon was the first since a barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel ended.Read More


Israel to Rethink UNESCO Cooperation

By Haaretz

Israel rejects the decision of the General Assembly of UNESCO to grant the Palestinians full membership of the organization, the Foreign Ministry said Monday, and warned that Israel will now reconsider its future cooperation with the body.Read More


Wiesel, Rwanda Survivor on Holocaust Council

By JTA

Holocaust survivors Elie Wiesel and Roman Kent, and Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya are among the five appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.Read More


Palestinians Win Membership in UNESCO

By JTA

The United Nations cultural agency has granted the Palestinians full membership.Read More


Son: Bernie Madoff Used Me as 'Human Shield'

By Forward Staff

Bernie Madoff’s son said the Ponzi con man used him as a “human shield” to convince clients his business was legitimate.Read More


More Rockets Hit Israel From Gaza

By Haaretz

Israel was hit with another volley of rockets launched by Gaza militants, despite reports that Egypt was working to secure a truce between Israel and the Islamic Jihad that would halt all rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip effective Sunday night.Read More


Israel Raises Taxes on the Rich

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved the taxation portion of the Trajtenberg report on Sunday, levying heavier taxes on both corporations and the extremely wealthy.Read More


Ilan Grapel Flies Back to New York

By Forward Staff

Law student Ilan Grapel arrived in New York Saturday after being freed from an Egyptian jail in a prisoner swap.Read More





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