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Jewish Brothers Stand Trial for Teen Beating

By Forward Staff

In a case that is widely being compared to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the trial of two Orthodox Jewish brothers accused beating a black teenager will begin today in Baltimore.Read More


Report: Abbas Cuts Contact With Fayyad

By Haaretz

Communication channels between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad are completely cut off, Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Sunday in London. According to the report, the two top Palestinian officials cut all forms of communication, after Fayyad refused to head a delegation to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week.Read More


In Gas Decision, Egypt Blames Business Dispute

By Haaretz

Egyptian engineer Hani Dahi, executive director of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, said on Monday that the military council and the government had no part in the decision to terminate Egypt’s agreement to provide natural gas to Israel.Read More


Israel's Fallen Soldier Memorial Is Vandalized

By JTA

The iconic memorial to Israel’s fallen soldiers at Ammunition Hill was vandalized days before the national Memorial Day observance.Read More


Synagogue in Colorado Springs Is Defaced

By JTA

A Colorado synagogue was spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti in honor of Adolf Hitler’s birthday.Read More


Egypt Scraps Natural Gas Deal With Israel

By JTA

Egypt canceled its natural gas agreement with Israel, reportedly abrogating the original Egypt-Israel peace treaty of 1979.Read More


Israelis Given Warning To Leave Sinai

By JTA

Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau urged Israelis to leave the Sinai Peninsula immediately.Read More


Nobel-Winner Montalcini Toasted on 103rd Birthday

By JTA

Tributes have poured in - from ordinary people all the way up to Italy’s president - to honor Italian Nobel Prize-winner Rita Levi Montalcini on the occasion of her 103rd birthday.Read More


Congress Shies Away From More Iran Sanctions

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a request to strengthen Iran sanctions in the Small Business Tax Cut Act.Read More


Palestinian Teens Caught Carrying Pipebombs

By JTA

Two Palestinian teens were arrested at a West Bank checkpoint after police found they were hiding pipe bombs, a gun and ammunition.Read More





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