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Israel Rejects Effort To Limit Access to Court

By Haaretz

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation decided on Sunday not to back a bill that would limit public access to High Court petitions, sponsored by MKs Danny Danon and Yariv Levin from the Likud. All of the ministers voted against the bill.Read More


Egypt Military Ruler Warns of 'Grave' Crisis

By Haaretz

Egypt’s military ruler has warned of “extremely grave” consequences if the nation does not pull through its current crisis.Read More


Cairo Protesters Clash Again With Police

By Haaretz

Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt’s parliament building on Saturday in a flare-up that cast another shadow over a parliamentary election billed as the nation’s first free vote in decades.Read More


They Score! Hoops Season Back on Track

By Forward Staff

The NBA will tip off its season after all.Read More


Iran Threatens To Retaliate Against Israel

By Haaretz

An Iranian general on Saturday threatened retaliation against Israel if any of its nuclear or security sites are attacked.Read More


Congressmen Want Account of Palestinian Aid

By JTA

Two Democrats in Congress want the body’s investigative arm to look into how U.S. funds are spent by the Palestine Investment Fund.Read More


Jewish Groups Unhappy at Debt Deal Failure

By JTA

Several U.S. Jewish groups lamented the congressional supercommittee’s failure to achieve a deficit-reduction agreement, but expressed relief over outcomes they had feared being at least temporarily averted.Read More


Using One Arm, Giffords Serves Dinner to Troops

By Forward Staff

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz., news reports said.Read More


Tens of Thousands Join Protests in Cairo

By Haaretz

Tens of thousands of Egyptians flocked to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, to prepare for the biggest day of protests in a week of violence in which at least 41 people were killed.Read More


Sarkozy Tries To Mend Fences Over Israel

By JTA

French president Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of the Jewish umbrella group CRIF to reassure them of his support for Israel.Read More





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