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In Mosque Dispute, Pelosi Calls for Transparency From Both Sides

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Nancy Pelosi agreed with an ADL call for transparency in the funding of the mosque and interfaith center near Ground Zero, but said its opponents should also make their funding transparent.Read More


West Bank Settlers Take To Wikipedia

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

For years now, Wikipedia has been a fierce battleground between the Israeli right and left. One key battle was over the entry for Bil’in and whether the weekly struggle at that village near the security fence should be described as violent.Read More


Australian Candidates Compete for 'Pro-Israel' Title

By Dan Goldberg (JTA)

As the two major parties in Australia’s federal election vie for the title of Israel’s most ardent backer, most Jewish leaders believe that Australia’s longstanding, strong bilateral support for the Jewish state will not be jeopardized regardless of the outcome.Read More


Following Standoff, Turkish Embassy Hands Over Palestinian Hostage Taker

By Yaniv Kubovich (Haaretz)

Security guards captured a Palestinian who entered the Turkish embassy in Israel on Tuesday trying to take hostages and demanding asylum, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Read More


Prosecution: Former Israeli President Saw Women Staffers as Sexual Objects

By Ofra Edelman (Haaretz)

Former president Moshe Katsav exploited his lofty position to sexually harass female employees, treating the female workforce as a pool out of which he chose sexual objects, the prosecution in Katsav’s sexual harassment and rape trial said in transcripts released on Tuesday.Read More


Palestinian Man Hurt In Shooting at Tel Aviv's Turkish Embassy

By Yaniv Kubovic (Haaretz)

An initial investigation into a shooting incident at the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday revealed that a Palestinian man who entered the embassy seeking asylum had threatened the embassy staff and had been shot in his leg. The man was lightly hurt.Read More


Report: Shots Fired at Tel Aviv's Turkish Embassy

By Haaretz Service

Shots were heard Tuesday night at the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, with local media reporting that a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Ramallah had barricaded himself in an office inside the embassy, with two hostages, and was threatening to kill any Jews who entered.Read More


Harvard Says It Is Not Divesting From Israel

By JTA

Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel.Read More


U.S. Denies Giving Turkey Ultimatum Over Israel Relations

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The United States on Monday denied reports it had given Turkey an ultimatum, threatening to scrap a huge arms deal unless the Muslim state toned down its hostile stance against Israel.Read More


Mets Cry Foul Over Reports on Kosher Ruling

By JTA

Reports saying that a judge ruled that the New York Mets’ ballpark must allow a kosher-food vendor to sell its products on the Jewish Sabbath “mischaracterize the court’s verbal ruling,” the team said.Read More


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