Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

By:
Ben Sales, JTA
The Israeli prime minister appears to have cobbled together a new government that includes his rivals and excludes the haredi parties.
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JTA
A third swarm of thousands of locusts crossed into Israel from Egypt on Monday.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
The announcement of Hugo Chavez's death sent many in Caracas into panic mode, fearing that the death of this larger-than-life figure — alternately loved or reviled by millions in his country — might lead to chaos in the streets.
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By:
Ron Kampeas , JTA
President Barack Obama told a group of Jewish officials that prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to get negotiations back on track.
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By:
Zev Hurwitz, Israel Campus Beat
Three California universities’ student governments addressed resolutions that sought to divest funds from companies doing business with Israel last week. One initiative passed, another failed and the third was postponed for the second time after more than 12 hours of discussions.
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