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Wiesel, Rwanda Survivor on Holocaust Council

By JTA

Holocaust survivors Elie Wiesel and Roman Kent, and Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya are among the five appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.Read More


Palestinians Win Membership in UNESCO

By JTA

The United Nations cultural agency has granted the Palestinians full membership.Read More


Son: Bernie Madoff Used Me as 'Human Shield'

By Forward Staff

Bernie Madoff’s son said the Ponzi con man used him as a “human shield” to convince clients his business was legitimate.Read More


More Rockets Hit Israel From Gaza

By Haaretz

Israel was hit with another volley of rockets launched by Gaza militants, despite reports that Egypt was working to secure a truce between Israel and the Islamic Jihad that would halt all rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip effective Sunday night.Read More


Israel Raises Taxes on the Rich

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved the taxation portion of the Trajtenberg report on Sunday, levying heavier taxes on both corporations and the extremely wealthy.Read More


Ilan Grapel Flies Back to New York

By Forward Staff

Law student Ilan Grapel arrived in New York Saturday after being freed from an Egyptian jail in a prisoner swap.Read More


20,000 Rally for Social Justice in Tel Aviv

Some 20,000 people gathered Saturday night for a social protest at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, almost two months after the largest protest in Israel’s history took place.Read More


One Israeli Killed in Gaza Rocket Barrage

Some 20 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Saturday, killing one man and wounding four others.Read More


12 Americans Killed in Afghan Attack

By Forward Staff

A suicide bomber killed at least 12 American servicemembers in an attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul, news reports said.Read More


'Seinfeld' Star Sees Both Sides of Israel

Renowned Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander arrived in Israel earlier this week, with the media questioning the sincerity of his efforts to bring “serenity now” to Israel and the conflict. But the OneVoice Delegation Tour - an eclectic group of business professionals and philanthropists from the U.S. and Europe - strives to be more than yet another celebrity tour for a trendy cause.Read More





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