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Obama: ‘Break Out of the Current Impasse’

By JTA

President Obama reiterated his call for an investigation into the flotilla confrontation and urged parties in the Middle East to transform the situation into a chance to advance the peace process.Read More


Hebrew U. Drops Goldstone From Board

By Forward Staff

Judge Richard Goldstone has been removed from the board of governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Read More


American Reportedly Among Dead Flotilla Activists

By JTA

A dual American-Turkish citizen is reportedly among the activists killed by Israeli soldiers when a Gaza-bound flotilla was intercepted by Israel’s Navy.Read More


Israel Begins Deporting Activists Captured During Flotilla Raid

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel has begun deporting the first batch of foreign activists seized aboard a six-ship humanitarian aid flotilla seized in an Israel Navy raid en route to the Gaza Strip, the Foreign Ministry said early Wednesday, indicating that the rest of the activists will be escorted out of the country throughout the day.Read More


White House Demands Investigation of Gaza Flotilla Raid

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The White House on Tuesday demanded a “credible and transparent” investigation into the Israel Navy raid of a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip a day earlier, which left nine people dead and several more wounded.Read More


New Zealand Bans Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

New Zealand has banned shechita, the kosher slaughter of animals.Read More


Security Council Members Urge Israel To Lift Gaza Blockade

By Shlomo Shamir (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Israel to lift its economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, in an emergency session to discuss the deadly Israel Navy raid on a convoy of international activists sailing to the coastal territory.Read More


At Least 10 Dead After Israeli Navy Boards Gaza-Bound Flotilla

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he regretted the loss of life sustained by international activists after Israel Navy commandos stormed a flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, but said the Israeli troops who opened fire were justified for defending themselvesRead More


Comedy Central Removes Video Game That Played on Jewish Stereotypes

By JTA

Comedy Central has removed a video game with anti-Semitic stereotypes from its Web site.Read More


Emanuel Heckled in Jerusalem

By JTA

Activists heckled White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as he and his family toured the Old City of Jerusalem in honor of his son’s bar mitzvah.Read More


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