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Israel's South on Alert for Another Attack

By Haaretz

IDF chief Benny Gantz ordered the deployment of reinforcements around both the southern Gaza Strip and the Egyptian border on Sunday night, due to intelligence reports suggesting an imminent attack by the Islamic Jihad. The reinforcements were coordinated with the Egyptian army.Read More


Palestinian Stabs Eight in Tel Aviv Terror Spree

By Haaretz

Eight people were wounded in south Tel Aviv early Monday when a Palestinian man from the West Bank city of Nablus ran over policemen with a stolen taxi, exited the vehicle and stabbed additional people. The perpetrator was also lightly wounded as police struggled to arrest him.Read More


Millions Lose Power as Weakened Irene Passes

By JTA

At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.Read More


Israelis Mark Birthday of Captured Soldier Gilad Shalit

By Haaretz

Dozens of Israelis took part in a demonstration outside the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, to mark the birthday of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who is being held captive by Hamas for the past five years.Read More


New York Braces for Hurricane Irene's Punch

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of coastal areas prone to flooding in advance of Hurricane Irene, including some neighborhoods that are home to large Jewish communities.Read More


After Quake, Cathedral Parishioners Will Worship at Synagogue

By JTA

After their building took a battering from Tuesday’s earthquake, parishioners from Washington National Cathedral will instead worship in a Washington synagogue.Read More


Thousands Join Social Protests in Israel

By Haaretz

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday night to participate in demonstrations protesting the high cost of living in Israel.Read More


Gaza Factions Agree to New Truce

By JTA

The main Palestinian factions in Gaza agreed to a new ceasefire with Israel.Read More


Strauss-Kahn Ready To Say 'Au Revoir' to U.S.

By Forward Staff

Dominique Strauss-Kahn plans to return to France soon.Read More


Egyptians Stage 'Million Man' Anti-Israel March

By Haaretz

Who and how many will take part in today’s million-man demonstration in Tahrir Square? It is not expected to be one of the routine demonstrations that have shaken Egypt since January. This time, Tahrir Square will confront Egypt’s foreign policy. The headline of the demonstration is “Million-man demonstration to expel the Israeli ambassador,” and most of the protest groups have announced that they will participate. Egyptian anger is not only directed at Israel which killed five soldiers during the terrorist attack near Eilat last week, but also against the Egyptian government’s policy toward Israel.Read More


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