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Israelis Brace for Unrest Over U.N. Bid

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces have bolstered troop levels in the West Bank against the possibility of widespread disturbances today. But the Central Command’s assessment is that the Palestinian Authority security services will continue to prevent demonstrators from reaching areas under Israeli control.Read More


GOP Poll Picks Israel as Top Foreign Policy Issue

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Israel was the foreign policy topic most often raised by viewers ahead of Republican presidential debate.Read More


Historian Oscar Handlin Dies at 95

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Oscar Handlin, one of the foremost American historians of the 20th century, has died.Read More


Pope Benedict Meets With Jews in Germany

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Pope Benedict XVI met with leaders of Germany’s Jewish community while on a visit to his homeland.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Racism Conference Flops Amid Protest and Boycott

U.N. UPDATE: Demonstrators protested the speech by Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outside the U.N. There was also a boycott of the so-called Durban III conference.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Ahmadinejad Attacks West As U.S. Walks Out

By Haaretz

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalogue of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed to mention Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Racism Conference Flops Amid Boycott

By Nathan Guttman

For the U.N. organizers, it was one of the key events of this years’ gathering and as such it was hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and given the General Assembly main hall as a venue. But the conference drew little attention inside the U.N. and was overshadowed by discussions regarding the Palestinian issue.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: Palestinians Protest Obama's Speech

By Haaretz

Dozens of Palestinians gathered outside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ office in Ramallah on Thursday, protesting U.S. President Barack Obama’s opposition to their bid to gain recognition of a Palestinian state in the United Nations.Read More


U.S. General Says Egypt Is Committed to Peace

By JTA

Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Jewish audience that Egypt’s leaders are committed to maintaining the peace with Israel.Read More


U.N. UPDATE: American Jewish Groups Split on Speech

By Haaretz

It was quite clear that U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech, which Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he “would sign with both hands,” would draw mixed reactions. Its failure to go into details about the Israeli-Palestinian issue was assumed to be due to a combination of re-election concerns and those of slipping Jewish support.Read More





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