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Giffords' Husband: Boehner Shunned Her

By Forward Staff

Gabby Giffords’ husband wants to know why House Speaker John Boehner failed to make time to visit the wounded congresswoman in the hospital.Read More


Human Rights Groups Fret About Funding Rules

By Haaretz

Human rights organizations in Israel have begun searching for strategies that will allow them to cope with a bill that would limit their access to foreign funding.Read More


Jewish Woman Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn

By Forward Staff

A Jewish accountant was stabbed to death in a mysterious attack as she walked home in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn.Read More


Palestinians Wrangle Over New Government

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has been and remains PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ candidate for prime minister in a unity government with Hamas, Fatah parliament member Faisal Abu Shahla said on Wednesday.Read More


Handful of Occupy Protesters Remain in Park

By Forward Staff

A handful of Occupy Wall Street protesters returned to Zuccotti Park to spend the night, but were not allowed to have tents and sleeping gear, reports said.Read More


Iran Denies Israel Was Behind Deadly Blast

By Haaretz

Iran on Wednesday denied press speculation that Israel was behind the explosion at a military base near Tehran which killed 17 members of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).Read More


L.A. Holocaust Museum Gets Rare Trove

By JTA

A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.Read More


Kissinger Turns Down Cain Offer

By JTA

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that Henry Kissinger turned down an offer to serve in his administration.Read More


Peres Says Bibi Bills 'Deviate' From Democracy

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres on Tuesday harshly criticized a series of controversial bills recently proposed by right-wing lawmakers, saying they indicate a digression from democracy.Read More


Palestinians Agree to Unity Government, New Vote

By Haaretz

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed to hold elections next May and are due to establish a caretaker government in the coming weeks which will exclude Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Palestinian sources said Tuesday.Read More





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