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Mediator Arrives in Cairo for Gilad Shalit Talks

By Haaretz

German mediator Gerhard Conrad landed in Cairo Monday for a clandestine visit of several days, during which he is slated to meet with several Egyptian officials in an attempt to restart talks regarding a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, which would free captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, according to a German news agency.Read More


Youths Clash With Police Over Mosque Arson

By Haaretz

Several dozen youths clashed with police overnight in a Bedouin village in northern Israel, hours after a local mosque was vandalized allegedly by Jewish extremists, officials said Tuesday.Read More


Calif. Governor Signs Bill Preventing Anti-Circumcision Laws

By JTA

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prevents the state’s municipalities from banning male circumcision.Read More


Bibi Angry Over Mosque Arson Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed fury Monday over the torching of a mosque in an Upper Galilee village the night before and instructed the Shin Bet chief to quickly locate those responsible.Read More


Palestinians Say Aid Cut Won't Stop Statehood Push

By Haaretz

A move by Congress to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority will not hinder Palestinian readiness for statehood, a top PA official said on Monday.Read More


Cuban Jews Meet Gross in Jail

By JTA

Leaders of Cuba’s Jewish community met with jailed American contractor Alan Gross on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.Read More


Israeli Arabs Protest After Mosque Torched

By Haaretz

Some 300 Israeli Arabs clashed with security forces in the Upper Galilee on Monday after a mosque in their village was set on fire in a suspected “price tag” attack.Read More


Arab League Calls for More Aid to Palestinians

By JTA

The Arab League called on its member states to offer more financial aid to the Palestinians in response to a report that the United States has frozen $200 million in assistance.Read More


Pope Offers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI sent out a High Holidays message auguring peace, justice and friendship in the Jewish New YearRead More


Knesset Speaker Pleads for Pollard's Release

By Haaretz

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin urged U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday to release Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life term for spying for Israel, following a report claiming Biden had objected to a plan by U.S. President Barak Obama to release the Israeli spy.Read More


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