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Gilad Shalit Says He Is 'Happy to be Home'

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres visited Gilad Shalit and his family at their home in Mitzpe Hila on Monday, less than a week after the Israel Defense Forces soldier was released from the Hamas captors who abducted him and held him for more than five years. Peres was the first Israeli official to visit Shalit at his home.Read More


Israel Offers Aid to Quake-Ravaged Turkey

By Haaretz

Israeli President Shimon Peres called Turkish President Abdullah Gul and offered his condolences following the 7.3 magnitude quake that struck southeastern Turkey earlier Sunday, that may have claimed the lives of up to 1,000 people.Read More


New Security Council May Be Cooler to Palestinians

By Haaretz

The new composition of the UN Security Council after the election Friday of temporary members to the body will be friendlier to the United States and less inclined to vote for Palestinian inclusion in the council, diplomatic officials and news analysts in New York have said.Read More


Australian Lawmaker Wins Jerusalem Prize

A prominent Australian Jewish lawmaker will receive the Jerusalem Prize from the World Zionist Organization and the Zionist Federation of Australia for his staunch support of Israel.Read More


Netanyahu Trumpets Shalit Release Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday thanked the ministers of his cabinet for approving the prisoner swap with Hamas that secured the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, adding that the government was ready to tackle other issues at hand.Read More


Ariel Sharon Moves Fingers, Knows Family, Son Says

By Haaretz

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a massive stroke six years ago and is in a coma, responds to some requests and has but on some weight, despite being fed intravenously, his son, Gilad Sharon, told the New York Times.Read More


Abbas Wants Fatah Prisoners Released Too

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is pushing Israel to release Fatah prisoners following the Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange deal that freed IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, citing a promise he said he received from former prime minister Ehud Olmert, Time magazine reported on Thursday.Read More


Netanyahu Offers Partial Settlement Freeze

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s willing to freeze government construction in West Bank settlements as well as all construction on government land there. In return, he needs an agreement by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume direct peace talks.Read More


Obama Calls Gadhafy's Death End of Era

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the death of Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the Libyan people, and is an opportunity for them to determine their own destiny.Read More


Noam Shalit Disputes Claim Son Was Treated Well

By Haaretz

Noam Shalit, father of recently released Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, said on Thursday that claims his son was not tortured during his time in Hamas captivity should be taken “with a grain of salt.”Read More


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