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Sarkozy, Merkel Call for Gilad Shalit's Release

By Amos Harel (Haaretz)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a joint call Friday for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit as part of a deal with Hamas.Read More

CNN Reporter Severs Ties With Jewish Women's Group


Dana Bash, a senior CNN correspondent, stepped down as a trustee of Jewish Women International because of its abortion rights advocacy.Read More

Five Months After Shooting, Gabrielle Giffords Is Released From Hospital

Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, was released from the hospital.Read More

Anthony Weiner Tells Colleagues He Will Step Down


Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly is set to resign in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets.Read More

Top U.S. Negotiators in Israel To Push Talks


Top U.S. negotiators are meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials in a bid to restart talks.Read More

European Parliament: E. Jerusalem Should Be Palestinian Capital

By DPA Via Haaretz

The European Parliament supports the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, its president said Wednesday. It embraced the vision for peace in the Middle East as outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama in a May 19 address in Washington, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said.Read More

Jewish Agency To Determine Orthodox Converts' Aliyah Eligibility


The Jewish Agency for Israel will now approve Orthodox converts’ eligibility for aliyah.Read More

Poll: Americans’ Support For Israel Largely Unchanged


Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.Read More

House Approves Rep. Weiner Leave of Absence


The U.S. House of Representatives approved Rep. Anthony Weiner’s request for a leave of absence.Read More

Fischer Candidacy To Head IMF Disqualified


Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, will not be considered a candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund because of his age.Read More

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