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Memorial Services Planned for Adrienne Cooper

By Forward Staff

A memorial service for famed Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper is planned for Sunday, January 1. It will celebrate the life of Cooper who died on December 25 at the age of 65.Read More


Largest Street Protests Yet Rock Syria's Regime

By Haaretz

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation Friday in the largest protests in months, shouting for the downfall of the regime in a defiant display invigorated by the presence of Arab observers, activists said.Read More


IDF Chief Compares Right-Wingers to Terrorists

By JTA

Israel’s military chief of staff said that settler attacks on Palestinians and the army have “characteristics of terrorism.”Read More


Riots Erupt After 8-Year-Old Girl Returns to School

By JTA

Hundreds of Haredi Orthodox men rioted in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, hours after 8-year-old Na’ama Margolese returned to school for the first time.Read More


Iran Poses Threat to Entire Region: Army Chief

By Haaretz

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said on Friday that a nuclear Iran is a regional threat no less than it is a threat to Israel, and that “through appropriate International and Israeli preparations, which I will not specify here, this challenge can be met.”Read More


Hamas May Not Field Presidential Candidate

By Haaretz

Hamas is considering not running a candidate in the Palestinian Authority’s presidential election, which is expected to take place in May 2012, at the same time as elections for the Palestinian parliament and the PLO’s Palestine National Council.Read More


Romney and Santorum Would Vote for Ron Paul

By JTA

Two Republican presidential candidates said they would vote for Rep. Ron Paul if he wins the GOP nomination.Read More


Melchior Tapped for Britain's Chief Rabbi Post

By Haaretz

Rabbi Michael Melchior, a former minister and Meimad party leader who has also served as the chief rabbi of Norway for thirty years, is being mentioned as the potential next chief rabbi of Britain.Read More


Right-Wingers Arrested for Plotting Against IDF

By JTA

Six right-wing Jewish activists reportedly were arrested at their homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem for gathering intelligence on Israeli troop movements.Read More


Little Na'ama Margolese Returns to School

By Haaretz

An 8-year-old girl who became the symbol of a recent public struggle against gender segregation and religious extremism returned to school for the first time since being accosted by ultra-Orthodox men.Read More





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