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Haaretz: Palestinians With Alleged Terror Ties Held at Gitmo

By Yossi Melman (Haaretz)

Several Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, according to WikiLeaks documents obtained by Haaretz. The documents are published here exclusively.Read More


Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Will Attend Space Shuttle Launch

By JTA

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January, will attend the space shuttle launch captained by her husband.Read More


Second Virus Infiltrates Iran's Computer Systems

By JTA

Iran has discovered a second computer virus designed to damage government computer systems.Read More


In Letter to Obama, Pollard Implores President To Commute Sentence

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres handed President Obama a letter from Jonathan Pollard pleading for his release.Read More


France Mulls Recognizing a Palestinian State

By JTA

France is actively considering recognizing a Palestinian state, along with other European neighbors.Read More


Report: U.S. Plans Sanctions on Syria, Amid Brutal Crackdowns

By Haaretz Service

The Obama administration may level sanctions against Syria as punishment for President Bashar Assad’s government’s violent crackdown on protesters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.Read More


In Israel, Wave of Vandalism Hits Non-Orthodox Synagogues

By David Sheen (Haaretz)

A Netanya Conservative and Reform house of worship has become the target of stone-throwing attacks, allegedly by ultra-Orthodox youths waging a battle to scare the congregants into leaving.Read More


Netanyahu, Zuckerberg, Giffords Named to 'Time 100' List of Most Influential People

By JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu, Mark Zuckerberg and Gabrielle Giffords are among Time magazine’s list of the most influential people of the year.Read More


Secular Israelis Form Group To Stave Off Orthodox 'Invasion'

By Gili Cohen (Haaretz)

A notice on the bulletin board in the old commercial center of Ramat Aviv suggests holding a Passover seder in the local Chabad center. Another recommends an “unprecedented” overall ritual Passover cleansing, including the bathroom, kitchen utensils and electric appliances.Read More


Helen Thomas Cancels Appearance at Anti-Aipac Gathering

By JTA

Helen Thomas has cancelled her participation in a pro-Palestinian conference aiming to counter AIPAC’s annual gathering.Read More





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