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Le Pen Deputy Visits Israel

By JTA

Louis Aliot, vice president of France’s National Front party, is visiting Israel to try to drum up support for Marine Le Pen in elections this spring.Read More


Barak: Treat Jewish Extremists Like Terrorists

Israel needs to see if the actions of right-wing extremist could be legally defined as terror, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday, as Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman weighed emergency measures in the wake of recent “price tag” attacks and assaults on IDF troops.Read More


No Successor Picked for Britain's Rabbi Sacks

By JTA

England’s United Synagogue denied a report that the post of chief rabbi had been offered to Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi.Read More


Bibi Vows Crackdown on Anti-Army Extremists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the attack by right-wing extremists on an IDF base in the West Bank has “crossed all the lines,” and that he intends to establish a special task force to tackle the growing phenomenon.Read More


Top Congress Stories Include Weiner, Giffords

By Forward Staff

Three Jewish stories made Politico’s end-of-year list of the Top 10 Congressional stories of 2011.Read More


Lieberman Says Palestinian People No 'Invention'

By Forward Staff

Sen. Joe Lieberman rejected Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an “invented” people, calling their existence a “reality.”Read More


Palestinians Raise Flag at UNESCO Ceremony

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at a ceremony marking its entrance into the United Nations cultural agency.Read More


Just One Minister Attends Meeting on Israeli Women

By Haaretz

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar was the only minister to attend a ministerial meeting Tuesday to discuss the increasing exclusion of women from the public sphere.Read More


New Yorker Editor Slams Gingrich Remark

By Haaretz

Newt Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an ‘invented people’ is alarming and reflects the GOP frontrunner’s mercurial personality, says New Yorker editor David Remnick.Read More


Ambassador Vows Israel–Egypt Treaty Will Be Preserved

By Haaretz

Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, told reporters on Monday that he was “sure that the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel will be preserved.”Read More





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