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Fayyad Won't Lead Palestinian Government

By Haaretz

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Thursday that he would not serve as the prime minister of a Fatah-Hamas unity government, nor would he run for president.Read More

Al Qaeda: We Kidnapped American Aid Worker

By Haaretz

Al Qaida claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Jewish American man who has gone missing Pakistan, the group’s leader said on Thursday, citing a lifting of Israel’s “siege” of the Gaza Strip as one condition toward securing the man’s release.Read More

Jerusalem Builds Key Road to Settlements

By Haaretz

The city of Jerusalem began works two weeks ago on a road that will connect the capital’s northeastern neighborhoods to Jerusalem’s main traffic artery, Menachem Begin Boulevard, as part of a policy to stregthen bonds between neighborhoods across the Green Line and the rest of the city.Read More

Foxman Blasts Anti-Democratic Laws in Israel

By Haaretz

Anti-Defamation League chairman Abraham Foxman is urging right-wing Israeli legislators to come out against their colleagues who he believes are endangering Israel both “internally” and “externally” with their recent wave of anti-democratic proposals in Knesset.Read More

Man Charged With Vandalizing Jewish Stores


A New Brunswick, N.J., man has been charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park.Read More

Gilad Shalit Recovering Well, Grandmother Says


Gilad Shalit has recovered from the physical ordeal of his Gaza captivity, his grandfather said.Read More

Obama: I've Done Most for Israel


President Obama said his administration had done more than any other to help Israel.Read More

Many Israelis Think New Laws Undemocratic

By Haaretz

Nearly half of the Israeli public believes that a recent series of bills raised in Knesset are endangering democracy in Israel, a recent Haaretz-Dialog poll found.Read More

Bibi Chides Livni Over Abbas Talks

By Haaretz

The only Israeli body fit to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority is the elected government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni on Thursday, a day after the Kadima chairman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.Read More

Germans Probe Iran Plot Against Americans

By Haaretz

German prosecutors have opened an inquiry into allegations of an Iranian plot to attack U.S. bases on German soil, prosecutor-general Harald Range confirmed in Karlsruhe on Thursday.Read More

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