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Little Progress Seen in Iran Nuclear Inspections

By Reuters

The U.N. nuclear agency made no progress in a year-long push to find out if Iran worked on developing an atomic bomb, its chief said on Thursday, calling for urgent efforts to end Tehran’s standoff with the West.Read More

U.N. Poised To Approve Palestinian Statehood

By Reuters

The U.N. General Assembly is set to implicitly recognize a sovereign state of Palestine on Thursday despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government.Read More

GOP Hopes To Punish U.N., Palestinians Over Statehood


Republican U.S. senators introduced the first efforts to penalize the Palestinians and the United Nations should the body affirm enhanced Palestinian status.Read More

Alan Gross Is Cancer-Free, But Family Wants Exam


The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor Alan Gross does not have cancer, his lawyer said, but his family still wants his own physician to examine him.Read More

Federations Ramp Up Defense Against Computer Hacking


The security arm of the Jewish federations network is intensifying training to resist cyber attacks in the wake of a wave of such attacks on synagogue websites.Read More

Ehud Olmert Backs Bid for Palestinian Statehood

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has broken ranks with official policy by saying that he sees “no reason to oppose” the Palestinian bid for UN recognition.Read More

52 Nobel Laureates Call for Israel Arms Boycott


A group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates joined artists and activists in signing an open letter calling for an international military boycott of Israel following this month’s Gaza conflict.Read More

Stevie Wonder Pulls Out of Israel Gala


An online petition calling on Stevie Wonder to cancel his performance at a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces has garnered more than 3,600 signatures.Read More

Erik Izraelewicz, Le Monde Editor, Dies at 58


Erik Izraelewicz, the editorial director of the French daily newspaper Le Monde, collapsed and died in his Paris office from a sudden heart attack. He was 58.Read More

Western Wall Remains in Ultra-Orthodox Control


For years, Israeli and American Jewish groups have agitated for greater religious freedom at the Western Wall. But only Orthodox worship is allowed at the faith’s holiest site.Read More

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