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Netanyahu: Israel's Legitimacy Is Under Attack

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel’s legitimacy is being attacked, during a Knesset discussion on Israel’s collapsing international status.Read More


Olmert, Barak, Livni Sued for War Crimes

By JTA

A complaint was filed in Belgian court against 14 Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were among those charged with war crimes committed during the Gaza war in the winter of 2008-09, the French daily Le Monde reported. Former Gen. Matan Vilnai and other Israeli army leaders, politicians and intelligence officials also were included on the list.Read More


Settlers Threaten To Forcibly Remove Palestinians From Silwan

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem on Wednesday threatened to forcibly evict four Palestinian families they claim are living on property belonging to Jews in the neighborhood of SilwanRead More


Rubashkin's Team Vows To Fight Conviction, Sentence

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

For years Sholom Rubashkin made his living as an executive in the country’s largest kosher meatpacking company. Now to keep him out of prison, his defense team is arguing that the judge in his financial fraud case made treif use of federal sentencing guidelines.Read More


Court Bans ‘Peaceful’ Aid to Terror Groups

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to terrorist organizations.Read More


Court Overturns Prison Sentences for Mothers in Israeli School Segregation Case

By Haaretz Service

The High Court on Tuesday overturned prison sentences for ultra-Orthodox women charged with contempt for violating an order to reintegrate a girls’ seminary in the West Bank settlement of Immanuel.Read More


U.S. State Dept. Releases Israel Travel Warning

By JTA

The U.S. State Department warned Americans to “exercise a high degree of caution” while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel.Read More


Rubashkin Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

By JTA

Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges.Read More


Protesters in N. California Prevent Israeli Ship From Unloading

By JTA

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from unloading.Read More


Death of N.Y. Jewish Millionaire — Murder or Suicide?

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The mysterious death of an Orthodox Jewish millionaire on June 9 in New York has sparked a whirlwind of rumors, even though the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.Read More





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