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Report: Israel's Jewish Birth Rate Up 20%

By JTA

Birth rates among Israel’s Jews are on the rise compared with those of Arab citizens, population data reveal.Read More


Army Boss Apologizes for Female Soldier Jokes

By JTA

The chief of Israel’s armed forces apologized for joking about boycotts by some religious soldiers of female entertainment troupes.Read More


Bibi Shelves Restrictive NGO Bill Again

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Wednesday to postpone the cabinet discussion on a bill aiming to restrict foreign funding to Israeli nongovernmental organizations, which was originally scheduled for next Sunday.Read More


Romney: First Presidential Trip Would Be to Israel

By Forward Staff

Mitt Romney, speaking today at a gathering of Jewish Republicans, will vow that if elected his first trip abroad as president would be to Israel.Read More


West Bank Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

By Haaretz

Arsonists attempted to set fire to a Palestinian mosque, Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village near the settlement of Ariel said on Wednesday.Read More


Israel's Katsav Heads to Prison for Rape Conviction

By Haaretz

Former President Moshe Katsav will enter Ma’asiyahu prison in Ramle on Wednesday to begin serving a seven-year jail term for two counts of rape and other sexual offenses. Katsav must report to the jail by 10 A.M. on Wednesday.Read More


Teen Sets Jewish Classmate's Hair on Fire

By JTA

A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.Read More


Rare Singing Geese Spotted in Israel

By Haaretz

After more than a decade, a flock of nine singing swans was spotted in the Hula Valley on Monday. The swans came from northern Europe, and are considered one of the largest species of flying birds.Read More


Barak and Army Chief Joke About Female Soldiers

Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz ordered reporters to refrain from publishing remarks made concerning female soldiers during a visit to an army drill in Israel’s North on Tuesday.Read More


State Department: Gutman Won't Leave Post

By JTA

U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman will remain in his position, despite his statements that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is prompting some global anti-Semitism.Read More


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