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Leader Asks Jews To Return to Tunisia

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The interim president of Tunisia called for its Jews to return, although it was not clear if he was reflecting the Islamist-led coalition.Read More


Egyptian Islamists Vow To Respect Israel Treaty

By Haaretz

Egypt’s radical Salafi movement has announced for the first time that it intends to respect all treaties that Egypt has signed, including the peace deal with Israel.Read More


Israeli College, Cornell Will Build N.Y. Tech Center

By Haaretz

Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to build an applied sciences campus in New York City that officials hope will transform the metropolis into a center for entrepreneurship and technology innovation to rival California’s Silicon Valley.Read More


Jewish Agency Sets Up Virtual Schools Network

By Haaretz

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAI) is set to launch a international virtual school network later this week, in an attempt to bolster ties between Jewish students around the world and Israel.Read More


Czech Jews Join Nation in Mourning Havel

By JTA

Along with their fellow countrymen, Czech Jews mourned the death of former President Vaclav Havel. They lined up in the winter cold to pay final respects to the dissident turned president.Read More


Syria Will Admit Foreign Monitors

By Forward Staff

Bowing to international pressure, Syria signed a deal Monday that will permit foreign monitors to enter the country; the provision is part of an Arab League-brokered peace plan aimed at ending months of deadly unrest in the nation.Read More


Bibi Attends Ceremony for Carmel Fire Victims

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Eli Yishai both attended Monday a ceremony to unveil a new memorial for the victims of the Carmel blaze, which ravaged Israel’s north in December of 2010.Read More


N.Y. Federation Employee Indicted for Theft

By JTA

An employee of the UJA-Federation of New York allegedly sold photocopies of checks from high-profile donors to gang members who used the identity details to steal more than $2 million.Read More


North Korea's Kim Jong Il Is Dead

By Forward Staff

Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator who led the closed-off nuclear nation for the past 17 years, has died, the nation’s state television announced Monday.Read More


In Shalit Swap, 550 Palestinian Prisoners Released

By JTA

Some 550 Palestinians were released from Israeli jails in the second stage of the prisoner swap for captured soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More





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