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Amid Clashes Over Mount, Erekat Accuses of Israel of Trying to Justify Crackdown

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday accused Israel of deliberately creating “an extremely dangerous situation” in East Jerusalem, to trigger violence, justify a crackdown and tighten its grip on the disputed city.Read More

Temple Mount Tensions Rise, Amid PA Diplomatic Campaign

By Barak Ravid and Liel Kyzer (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority has been waging a diplomatic campaign against Israel for the past two weeks over what it terms “provocations” on the Temple Mount.Read More

Gilad Shalit Video and English-Language Transcript

By Haaretz Service

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was abducted in June 2006 by Hamas-linked militants from Gaza in a cross-border raid on his IDF base. Hamas and Israel have been negotiating since then for his release, mediated by Germany and Egypt. The footage below is from a video filmed by Hamas on September 14 2009, which was handed over on Friday in return for Israel’s release of 20 female Palestinian prisoners.Read More

British Newspaper: Ahmadinejad Was Born Jewish


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam when he was four years old, according to a British newspaper.Read More

Marek Edelman, Last Surviving Leader of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Dies


Tributes poured in following the death of Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis.Read More

Obama's Approval Rating Is 64 Percent, Among American Jews

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

Sixty-four percent of American Jews approve of President Obama’s job performance, the highest of any religious group surveyed in a new Gallup poll.Read More

Who Are the Female Prisoners Released for Shalit Tape?

By Haaretz Service

Israel on Wednesday released the list of twenty female prisoners released in exchange for a current sign of life from abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.The list does not include any prisoners with blood on their hands and all those on the list were set for release within less than two years.Read More

Shalit Video Released With Soldier Holding Recent Newspaper

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz), Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Avi Issacharoff

A video of captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was broadcast on Israeli television on Thursday, showing the gaunt soldier holding a Palestinian newspaper dated September 14, 2009. In the video, Shalit is seen saying that he was feeling healthy and being treated well by his captors.Read More

Iran To Allow Inspectors To Visit Uranium Plant


Iran will allow U.N. nuclear inspectors to visit its second uranium enrichment plant.Read More

Agriprocessors CFO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy


The former chief financial officer of the defunct Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant pleaded guilty to conspiracy.Read More

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