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Bibi: Israel Won't Enjoy 'Intimacy' With New Egypt

By Haaretz

Israel won’t enjoy the same close relations with Egypt following its Arab Spring elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, adding that regional threats against Israel were on the rise.Read More


Barney Frank Retiring From Congress

By Forward Staff

Barney Frank is planning not to run for reelection. The nation’s first openly gay congressman is known for his sharp wit and encyclopedic knowledge of financial regulations.Read More


Palestinians Set May 4 as Election Date

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has set May 4 as the date for general elections that are meant to end the division of between Hamas and Fatah.Read More


Syracuse Coach Fired Over Sex Accusations

By Forward Staff

Syracuse University basketball assisant coach Bernie Fine was fired after a new tape emerged on which his wife discussed sex abuse allegations against him.Read More


Israel May Soon Release Palestinian Money

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he is considering releasing Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has frozen for more than a month, after UNESCO accepted the Palestinians as a full member.Read More


Lubavitchers Gather for Brooklyn Conference

By JTA

Thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are participating in an international conference in New York.Read More


Egyptians Go to Polls Amid Protests

By Haaretz

Polling stations opened Monday for the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the first since former president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow in February.Read More


Bibi Delays Jerusalem Bridge Demolition

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Jerusalem municipality and the Public Security Ministry to delay the execution of a demolition order for the Mugrabi Bridge, which connects the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, a senior official told Haaretz on Sunday.Read More


Swastika Scrawled in Brooklyn Elevator

By JTA

A swastika was etched inside an elevator in a Brooklyn building for the second time in recent days.

Last Friday’s incident in the building in the Williamsburg neighborhood, as well as the previous incident nine days earlier, is being investigated by the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit. No suspects have been identified in either case.

Earlier this month in Brooklyn, cars were set on fire and swastikas painted on benches in Midwood, an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and home to a large concentration of Holocaust survivors.Read More


Reform Leader Warns on Anti-Democratic Laws

By Haaretz

The leader of the Reform movement in the U.S. warned Sunday, in an exclusive interview with Haaretz, of the damage anti-democratic laws will have on Diaspora Jews and Israel alike.Read More





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