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Tenth Anniversary of Terror Attacks Marked

By JTA

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States was commemorated throughout the world, including in Israel.Read More


Abbas Will Go to U.N. General Assembly for Statehood Bid, Diplomats Say

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had informed the EU of his decision not to turn to the UN Security Council on September 20 to request that Palestine be accepted as a full member of the organization, senior diplomats told Haaretz.Read More


Bibi Praises U.S. After Cairo Embassy Staff Escape

By JTA

Some 80 personnel and family members of Israel’s embassy in Cairo are safe after being removed in an emergency rescue operation.Read More


Egyptian Crowd Attacks Israeli Embassy in Cairo

By Haaretz

A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy’s security wall.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Father Thanks Muslims for Pushing for Release

Noam Shalit thanked American Muslim leaders in a New York meeting on Thursday for sending a letter to Hamas requesting the release of his son, Gilad, an Israel Defense Forces soldier who has been in captivity for five years.Read More


Top U.S. Officials Warn Abbas on Statehood Bid

By JTA

Top U.S. officials warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that pressing for U.N. statehood recognition would harm relations with the United States.Read More


Anti-Semitism Official: Jews and Muslims Have Much in Common

By JTA

Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s anti-Semitism envoy, in an address to a U.S. Shia Muslim umbrella group said the Jewish and Muslim communities have much in common.Read More


Weprin and Turner Fight Down to Wire for Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

With just days to go before a special election, Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner scrambled for votes in the fight to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner.Read More


Israel Reportedly Gives Ground on Shalit Release Talks

By Haaretz

srael has agreed to relax its demands in talks with Hamas geared at securing the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper said on Friday.Read More


U.N. Chief Says Palestinian Statehood 'Long Overdue'

The Palestinian people are “long overdue” in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month.Read More





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