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Holocaust Museum Won't Treat Le Pen as VIP

By JTA

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National and a contender in France’s presidential elections next year, will not receive special treatment when she visits the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.Read More


WikiLeaks Founder Can Be Extradited, Court Rules

By Forward Staff

Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website that has published thousands of secret government documents, can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual abuse there last year, a British court reportedly ruled.Read More


Report: Israel Is Major Asset to U.S.

By Haaretz

A new report argues that Israel is an underappreciated strategic asset to the U.S.Read More


Cairo Rioters Get Slap on Wrist

By JTA

Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.Read More


Iran Warns of Heavy Price if Israel Attacks

By Haaretz

Iran’s military chief warned Wednesday that an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear development sites will come at a heavy price, according to the Iranian ISNA news agency.Read More


Liberal Jews Blast Critics of Occupy Wall St.

By JTA

A group of liberal Jewish activists, former politicians and union leaders released a statement denouncing opponents of Occupy Wall Street for accusing the movement of anti-Semitism.Read More


After UNESCO Vote, Israel Speeds Up Settlements

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his forum of eight senior ministers decided Tuesday to initiate a new wave of settlement construction in the West Bank, as part of a wider set of sanctions Israel decided to impose on the Palestinian Authority after it was accepted to UNESCO as a member on Monday.Read More


Abbas Vows Not To Recognize Jewish State

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that he will never recognize a Jewish state during an interview on an Egyptian television channel.Read More


Huntsman Visits Rebbe Schneerson's Grave

By JTA

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman visited the New York gravesite of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.Read More


Palestinians Hope To Join 16 More Agencies

By Haaretz

After being granted full membership at the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO, the Palestinian Authority is seeking to become a member of the World Health Organization and of 15 smaller UN agencies. The forum of eight senior Israeli government ministers will convene later on Tuesday to discuss Israel’s response to the matter.Read More





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