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Arson Victim Files Suit Against Hasidic Sect's Grand Rabbi

By JTA

The family of a man badly burned in an alleged arson attack filed a lawsuit against the grand rabbi of the Hasidic village of New Square, N.Y., accusing him of directing and condoning a campaign of harassment against them.Read More


U.S. Pressures Bibi To Accept Obama's Peace Plan

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Washington is pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accede to its proposal to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the basis of U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 19 speech.Read More


U.S. Delegation Visits Alan Gross in Cuban Prison

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A delegation of Americans visiting Cuba met with jailed American contractor Alan Gross.Read More


First Post-Shooting Photos of Gabrielle Giffords Released

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Photos of a smiling Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, were released on her Facebook page.Read More


Israel's Fischer Announces Bid for Top IMF Job

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Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, has thrown his hat into the ring to lead the International Monetary Fund.Read More


Actor Russell Crowe Attacks Circumcision on Twitter, Then Apologizes

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Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe railed against circumcision in a string of Twitter posts, denouncing it as “barbaric,” before apologizing the next day.Read More


Rep. Schwartz is First Democrat To Call for Weiner’s Resignation

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U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) became the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign over inappropriate internet relationships.Read More


Jerusalem Approves Revised Plan for Museum of Tolerance

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

After a two-year delay the Jerusalem municipal planning committee approved on Monday the plan to build the Museum of Tolerance in the city center.Read More


Palestinian Leadership Divided Over Plan To Seek UN Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Palestinian leadership is sharply divided over the unilateral move to seek recognition from the United Nations General Assembly in September. While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined to go through with the move, a group of senior Palestinians have said in closed conversations that they oppose it because they believe seeking recognition from the United Nations could do more harm than good to their cause.Read More


Cantor: Weiner Should Resign Amid Scandal

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign. Cantor’s call Tuesday came a day after Weiner admitted to having innapropriate Internet relationships and lying about a lewd photo posted to his Twitter account.Read More





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