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Childhood Holocaust Survivors Meet in Poland

By JTA

More than 300 people who survived the Holocaust as children are meeting in Warsaw – a first for Poland.Read More


Mississippi Man Fired From Job Because He's Jewish

By JTA

A federal jury found that a Mississippi man was fired from his casino job because he’s Jewish.Read More


Europe's Largest Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

By JTA

After vandals stuck Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery in Berlin, Jewish leaders are asking area metal dealers to check for wrought-iron objects that might have been stolen from the cemetery.Read More


Shaky Ceasefire Takes Hold in Gaza

By JTA

Palestinian factions in Gaza appeared to be observing a ceasefire with Israel reportedly brokered by Egypt.Read More


Sharpton Admits Crown Heights 'Mistakes'

By JTA

Rev. Al Sharpton says he made “mistakes” during the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago.Read More


Reports: Strauss-Kahn Case Set To Be Dismissed

By Forward Staff

New York prosecutors plan to ask a judge Monday to dismiss the sex assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.Read More


Despite Truce, Gaza Militants Fire Rockets Into Israel

By Yanir Yagna and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip continued to fire rockets at southern Israel overnight Sunday and into Monday morning, despite the Hamas rulers’ declaration of a cease-fire the prior evening.Read More


Libyan Rebels Enter Tripoli as Gadhafy Regime Crumbles

By Forward Staff

Libyan rebels captured two of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s sons, and his presidential guard has surrendered, said the rebel National Transitional Council told Reuters on Sunday.Read More


Beck Wows Faithful in First Israel Speech

By Nathan Jeffay

The venue hosts some of the wildest concerts in Israel, but rarely sees a crowd as excitable as this one. This was no mere musical act, but the conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck.Read More


Gaza Militants Reportedly Agree to New Truce

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

A Hamas official in Gaza says that all of Gaza’s militant groups have agreed to a cease-fire aimed at ending a three-day round of violence with Israel.

The official says Egypt helped broker the cease-fire, which will go into effect this evening. He says Egypt told the groups that Israel would halt its airstrikes only if the Palestinian groups stopped shooting first, and that Hamas security personnel would enforce the agreement.Read More





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