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Ex-Agriprocessors Boss Denied New Trial

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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


Netanhayu: Statehood Bid 'Bound To Fail'

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians’ proposal for statehood will never pass U.N. Security Council. He said talks are the only way to achieve peace.Read More


Father-In-Law Retracts Claim Against Rabbi Pinto

By Haaretz

After first accusing his son-in-law, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, of using him to launder money, Argentine Chief Rabbi Shlomo Ben Hamo retracted his claim in an agreement that was given the force of a verdict by the Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday.Read More


Congress Mulls Action Against Palestinians

By Haaretz

Congress is considering taking punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority or closing the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington should it go ahead with plans to seek full membership at the United Nations Security Council next Friday.Read More


Abbas Vows To Seek Full Statehood at U.N.

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will ask the United Nations Security Council for full statehood. He insisted the move was not aimed at undermining Israel.Read More


Israel Summons Egypt Ambassador Over Treaty

By Haaretz

The Foreign Ministry summoned Egypt’s ambassador to Israel to a meeting on Friday morning, in order to clarify remarks made by Egypt’s Prime Minister’s that the Israel-Egypt peace treaty should be revised.Read More


Koch May Take Israel Message to National Stage

By Forward Staff

Ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch says he may take his critique of President Obama’s Israel policy to a national stage.Read More





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