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Bibi: WikiLeaks Proves Israel Is Right on Iran

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

A raft of controversial diplomatic secrets published by the WikiLeaks group has not damaged Israel and in fact strengthened its position, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.Read More


Rights Groups Call Planned Migrant Detention Center a Disgrace to Israel

By Dana Weiler-Polak (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

A cabinet decision on Sunday approving a plan to hold and deport thousands of illegal migrant workers drew the ire of rights groups, who called the plan a disgrace on the State of Israel and said such a move would do nothing to halt the stream of infiltrators crossing over from Sinai.Read More


WikiLeaks Expose: Barak Warned That Iran Strike Was Viable Until End of 2010

By Haaretz Service

A 2009 American government cable released Sunday by the WikiLeaks website quotes Defense Minister Ehud Barak as telling visiting American officials that a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities was viable until the end of 2010, but after that “any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage.”Read More


Israel, U.S. Tense as WikiLeaks set To Release Bilateral Communiques

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The United States Embassy in Tel Aviv has informed the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem that the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks was planning on releasing hundreds of thousands of American diplomatic cables, some of which might deal with Israel-America relations.Read More


Noodging and Good Timing Are Behind New Push for Release of Pollard

By JTA

A combination of timing, diplomatic considerations and, above all, good old-fashioned noodging has culminated in the biggest push in years to free Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Jihadist Group Discussed Targeting Jews in Belgium

By JTA

Terror suspects arrested in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany discussed targeting Jews in Belgium, Belgium federal prosecutors said.Read More


Hezbollah Official Hints at Involvement in Hariri Murder

By Haaretz Service

A senior Hezbollah official on Wednesday hinted at the militant group’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the first indication of the sort expressed by a member of the organization.Read More


Hebrew College Will Sell Building To Eradicate $32 Million Debt

The Hebrew College in Boston must sell its building as part of a deal to free itself of a $32.1 million debt that threatened its existence, according to the school’s president.Read More


Israeli Voters Will Get Say on Land Pullbacks

By JTA

The Knesset approved a bill requiring a national referendum on pullbacks from territories under Israel’s control.Read More


Former Obama Aide: Palestinians Receptive to Gradual Peace Deal

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz Service)

The Palestinian Authority would be receptive to peace deal which would allow for a gradual Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, U.S. President Barack Obama’s former National Security Advisor James L. Jones said on Monday, adding that he felt there was an “enormous” opportunity to get the two sides back to the negotiations table.Read More





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