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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


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


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

Israeli Cabinet Ministers: We Will Reject Preconditions for Direct Talks

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators in regard to scheduled resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a forum of seven senior cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, decided Sunday evening.Read More

New Arabic Website on Politics and Culture To Tackle the Taboo

By Maya Sela (Haaretz)

Two prominent Israeli-Arab literary figures yesterday launched, an Arabic-language politics and culture website they say will tackle issues widely considered taboo in the Arabic press.Read More

Presidents Conference: Walk Out of Ahmadinejad's Speech at U.N.


A major Jewish umbrella organization has called on member states of the United Nations to walk out on a speech by Iran’s president.Read More

HIAS Urges Extension of Refugee Benefits


The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society urged Congress not to cut off funding for Supplemental Security Income, which helps elderly and disabled refugees and other immigrants pay for food and shelter.Read More

Study: Mental Health Needs of Orthodox Jews Not Being Met


The mental health needs of the Orthodox community are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new study from Yeshiva University.Read More

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