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Flotilla Expects to Reach Gaza by Friday

By Haaretz

Ehab Lotayef, one of the Canadian organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla that set sail from Turkey on Wednesday, says that the ship is “halfway to Gaza” and expects to arrive at its destination “within the next two days.”Read More


Israel Freezes Contribution to UNESCO

By JTA

Israel will freeze its annual contribution to UNESCO in the wake of the agency’s vote to give full membership to the Palestinians.Read More


Gilad Shalit Shouldn't Go to Beach: Lawmaker

By JTA

A lawmaker from the haredi Orthodox Shas Party said Gilad Shalit should have spent his first Shabbat of freedom not at the beach but praying in synagogue.Read More


Iran Says It's Ready for War With Israel

By Haaretz

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Thursday responded to reports claiming Israel is planning a military attack against his country, stating Tehran is “ready for war” with Israel.Read More


Food Coop Wants Israel Boycott Suit Dismissed

By JTA

A Washington State food co-op that is boycotting Israeli products has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by pro-Israel activist members.Read More


New Gaza Flotilla Kept Plans Secret

By Haaretz

The “Freedom Waves to Gaza” flotilla organizers kept their latest attempt to set sail to the Gaza Strip under wraps out of concern that they would be stopped again before leaving the port in Turkey.Read More


New Flotilla Heading for Gaza

By Haaretz

The Israeli Navy is tracking two ships, believed be part of a new flotilla to Gaza, that departed Wednesday from Turkey headed for the Gaza Strip, according to the IDF spokesperson.Read More


Israeli Rabbi Charged With Sex Abuse

By JTA

Modern Orthodox leader Rabbi Mordechai “Motti” Elon was indicted for the sexual assault of a minor.Read More


Bibi: Israel 'Right' To Build Settlements

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that construction in Jerusalem is Israel’s right and obligation, referring to his recent decision to accelerate settlement building in response to the Palestinians’ newly granted UNESCO membership.Read More


Anti-Arab Yeshiva Shut Down by Israel

By JTA

Israel’s Education Ministry has closed down a West Bank yeshiva high school whose students have been identified as being involved in attacks against Palestinians.Read More


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