'PA will get majority UN-recognition for Palestinian state'

BY JPOST— Senior Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath on Tuesday estimated that the Palestinian Authority will be able to gain recognition for a Palestinian state from two-thirds of United Nations member states before September 2011. PA President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to travel to France on Wednesday to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy…

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US demands UN rescind Goldstone Report

BY ISRAEL TODAY— The US Senate on Tuesday formally and unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the UN Human Rights Council rescind the Goldstone Report, which falsely accused Israel of committing war crimes in its 2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip. Israel launched the month-long incursion in order to curb terrorist rocket fire on southern…

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A traumatic Pessah in Jerusalem, 1948

BY DOROTHY BERMAN , JPOST In early November 1947, Dorothy (Devora) Berman of Glasgow, aged 20, set sail for Palestine to participate in the “Machon LeMadrichei Chul” (Institute for Diaspora Youth Leadership) training program of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The program was held in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund. This was one of the…

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Christians Increasingly Taking Part in Passover Celebrations

BY NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH—  Why is this Passover night different from all the rest? Mainly because more and more Christians, both in Israel and overseas, will be partaking in some observance of Passover, a phenomenon that is catching on among many Christians, evangelical and otherwise. Erev Pesach (Passover Eve) begins at sunset on Monday night…

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PM appoints new Schalit mediator for Gilad's release

BY  TOVAH LAZAROFF AND GREER FAY CASHMAN, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday appointed David Meidan to replace Hagai Hadas in efforts to broker a deal with Hamas and gain the release of captive soldier Gilad Schalit, who has been held in Gaza for almost five years. Netanyahu informed Schalit’s parents, Noam and Aviva,…

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