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Shalit Deal Hinges on 50 Palestinian Prisoners, Hamas Says

By Tomer Zarchin (Haaretz)

Hamas is still sparring with Israel over the names of 50 prisoners it wants released in exchange for abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, a senior official in the Islamic militant group said on Monday.Read More


Israel Bombs Gaza Terrorists Preparing Rocket Launch

By JTA

Israel’s air force bombed a group of terrorists in Gaza as they prepared to launch a rocket at Israel.Read More


IDF Foils Terror Attack

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Thursday detonated a 15-kilogram explosive seized during a search along the border with Egypt.Read More


Israel's Security Cabinet Votes for Partial Settlement Freeze

By Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The security cabinet voted Wednesday to impose a partial 10-month freeze on construction in West Bank settlements, which will not apply to East Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced yesterday. He said the partial freeze was a bid to restart stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More


Hadassah Supports Mammograms at 40

By JTA

Hadassah said women should continue to have regular mammograms beginning at age 40, contrary to new federal guidelines.Read More


Palin Among GOP Prospects Criticizing Obama on Israel

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

As Sarah Palin embarked on a tour for her just published book “Going Rogue,” she became the latest prospective Republican presidential candidate to criticize the Obama administration’s policy on Israel.Read More


Bibi Seeks To Lower Hopes for Shalit Swap

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to lower hopes on Monday that a deal for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was imminent, warning that a number of media reports on the matter were intentionally misleading.Read More


Hamas Spokesman: Deal for Shalit Could Come by Friday

By Amos Harel and Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

A deal for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit could be sealed by Friday, Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha told Haaretz on Sunday.Read More


South African Jewish Leader Mendel Kaplan Dies at 73

By JTA

Prominent South African Jewish leader and philanthropist Mendel Kaplan has died at the age of 73.Read More


Obama: New Sanctions on Iran Are Forthcoming

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

President Obama said that within the next few weeks, the United States and other world powers would be formulating new sanctions on Iran.Read More





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