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Noodging and Good Timing Are Behind New Push for Release of Pollard


A combination of timing, diplomatic considerations and, above all, good old-fashioned noodging has culminated in the biggest push in years to free Jonathan Pollard.Read More

Jihadist Group Discussed Targeting Jews in Belgium


Terror suspects arrested in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany discussed targeting Jews in Belgium, Belgium federal prosecutors said.Read More

Hezbollah Official Hints at Involvement in Hariri Murder

By Haaretz Service

A senior Hezbollah official on Wednesday hinted at the militant group’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the first indication of the sort expressed by a member of the organization.Read More

Hebrew College Will Sell Building To Eradicate $32 Million Debt

The Hebrew College in Boston must sell its building as part of a deal to free itself of a $32.1 million debt that threatened its existence, according to the school’s president.Read More

Israeli Voters Will Get Say on Land Pullbacks


The Knesset approved a bill requiring a national referendum on pullbacks from territories under Israel’s control.Read More

Former Obama Aide: Palestinians Receptive to Gradual Peace Deal

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz Service)

The Palestinian Authority would be receptive to peace deal which would allow for a gradual Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, U.S. President Barack Obama’s former National Security Advisor James L. Jones said on Monday, adding that he felt there was an “enormous” opportunity to get the two sides back to the negotiations table.Read More

Wanted Nazi Samuel Kunz Dies


Samuel Kunz, one of the world’s most wanted Nazis, died in Germany before he could be brought to trial.Read More

New Evidence Reportedly Links Hezbollah to Hariri Killing


New evidence links Hezbollah to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. report.Read More

Bibi: No Settlement Freeze Vote Without U.S. Offer in Writing

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told lawmakers on Sunday that he had not yet received a written draft from the United States over a proposed package of incentives in exchange for a freeze on West Bank construction.Read More

Proposed Ballot Measure Could Outlaw Circumcision

By JTA (via j the Jewish news weekly of Northern California)

San Francisco-area Jewish organizations condemned a proposed ballot measure to outlaw Jewish ritual circumcision in the city.Read More

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