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Transfer of Gilad Shalit to Egypt Said To Be Imminent

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours or coming days.Read More


U.S. Demand for Settlement Freeze Includes East Jerusalem Neighborhoods

By JTA

The U.S. demand for a settlement freeze includes Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, according to the State Department.Read More


Reports: Obama To Send Ambassador to Syria

By JTA

President Obama will send a U.S. ambassador back to Syria, according to reports.Read More


Sharansky Expected To Be Named Jewish Agency Chairman

While publicly taking steps to eliminate the influence politicians wield at the Jewish Agency for Israel, the agency also cleared the way for a new chairman – the choice of Israel’s prime minister.Read More


Polls Show Growing Divide Between Israel, U.S.

By Ami Eden (JTA)

New polling data suggests that recent U.S.-Israeli policy disputes over settlements and Palestinian statehood have hurt the Netanyahu government’s standing in the United States and the Obama administration’s popularity in Israel.Read More


Obama Condemns Iran's Actions as 'Unjust'

By JTA

President Obama condemned the “unjust actions” of the Iranian government, but said it can still engage with the United States and the international community.Read More


Anti-Gay, Anti-Jewish Rally Becomes a Fundraiser for Gay Synagogue

By Haaretz Service

When a predominantly gay synagogue in Manhattan learned that a group of ultra-Evangelical Christians were planning a protest outside their building, the congregation decided to turn the hate rally into a fundraising event.Read More


News Analysis: Twitter Can't Protect Iranian Protestors

By Benjamin L. Hartman (Haaretz)

Social networking sites have made this revolution different, but they don’t insure that the end result for the protestors will be any less bloody, or that an authoritarian regime will somehow be forced to make concessions. The tired “the world is watching” refrain has been heard for decades, and only in a handful of instances has it slowed the hand of tyranny. Further, the repeated refrains that it will cost the Islamic Republic “legitimacy” in the eyes of their people and the international community seem a bit empty, almost implying that the mullah state was legitimate to begin with.Read More


Netanyahu: Shalit's Return Is My Personal Responsibility

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he will make the return of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit a personal responsibility. Netanyahu also vowed to instruct all relevant policy and security authorities to “carry out every effort to return Gilad alive and well, as soon as possible.”Read More


Catholic Bishops Conference Clarifies Position on Jewish Conversion

By JTA

A group of U.S. Catholic bishops has tried to clarify the Church’s position on how it relates to the Jewish community.Read More





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