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Yachimovich Wins Fight To Lead Labor Party

By Forward Staff

Shelly Yachimovich, a former reporter, has won the leadership of Israel’s Labor Party, beating ex-union leader Amir Peretz, Israeli TV reported.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Palestinians Disappointed by Obama Speech

By Haaretz

A senior Palestinian official voiced disappointment at U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations on Wednesday, saying he had hoped for an expression of support for Palestinian freedom.Read More


Obama Campaign Highlights Israel Support in Call

By Nathan Guttman

Democratic Party leaders touted the president’s U.N. address the same day in a conference call for hundreds of Jewish activists.Read More


Israeli Baby Hurt in West Bank Unrest

By JTA

An Israeli baby sustained a head injury as Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers ahead of the Palestinians’ imminent statehood bid at the United Nations.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Palestinians Say Statehood Only Peaceful Option

By Haaretz

Senior Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said Wednesday that the Palestinians’ statehood bid at the United Nations is the only alternative to violence, stressing that the UN move will give the Palestinians the change to promote their rights.Read More


Holocaust Survivors Welcome Banning of Neo-Nazi Group

By JTA

Holocaust survivors welcomed Germany’s decision to ban one of its largest neo-Nazi organizations.Read More


American Hikers Released From Iran Prison

By JTA

Two American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran two years ago after they strayed across the border were released on bail.Read More


FULL TRANSCRIPT: Obama Says 'Genuine Peace' Requires Direct Talks

By Haaretz

The Palestinian people deserve a state of their own. But what I also said is that genuine peace can only be realized between Israelis and Palestinians themselves.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Durban III Excludes U.N. Watch

By Nathan Guttman

The U.N.’s 2001 World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, otherwise known as the Durban conference was a seminal moment for the pro-Israel community.Read More


Interfaith Rally Held To Demand Release of Gross

By JTA

Jewish and interfaith groups are organizing simultaneous vigils in Washington and New York calling for the release of Jewish American contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison.Read More





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