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Obama Launches Jewish Outreach Campaign With Mass Call

By JTA

The Obama re-election campaign is launching its outreach to Jews with a mass conference call.Read More


Israel Ready for Peace Talks at U.N., Ambassador Says

By Haaretz

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, said in an interview on Tuesday that Israel “is ready to negotiate tomorrow,” with the Palestinians.Read More


Diplomats Say Israel Bungled Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

The neglect and negligence Israel has demonstrated in its activities at the United Nations have helped turn the unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence into an international event, said diplomatic sources in New York on Monday.Read More


Abbas Willing To Meet Netanyahu at U.N.

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Fox News that he was willing to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their mutual stay in New York, Monday. Abbas is currently in New York holding meetings in preparation for UN Security Council vote on Palestinian statehood status.Read More


AJC Blasts Anti-Obama Ad Campaign

By JTA

The American Jewish Committee slammed a pro-Israel group for its ad campaign questioning President Obama’s Israel commitment.Read More


Livni Blasts Bibi's Statehood 'Stupidity'

By Haaretz

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni said Monday that the diplomatic stupidity of the current Israeli government is pushing the United States into a corner.Read More


Ex-Agriprocessors Boss Denied New Trial

By JTA

Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied a new trial by a U.S. appeals court.Read More


Abbas Predicts Tough Times After Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that he expects a “very difficult” situation after the Palestinians submit their request for full membership at the United Nations General Assembly, the French news agency AFP reported.Read More


DSK Admits 'Moral Failing' But Denies Rape Claim

By Forward Staff

Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn broke his silence on French TV and admitted to what he called an “inappropriate relationship” with a Manhattan hotel maid who says he raped her.Read More


Huge Nude Photo Shoot Livens Up the Dead Sea

By Haaretz

Some 1,200 Israelis bared it all for a photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick at the Dead Sea. They posed in and out of the water and smeared themselves with mud for a ‘modest’ shot.Read More





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