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Maureen Dowd: 'Where Is My Jewish Husband?'

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

What requests did New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd leave in the cracks of the Western Wall when she accompanied President George W. Bush, and later President Obama, on their trips to Jerusalem? “I left the same message both times,” said the red-headed, Irish-American Pulitzer Prize-winner. “I asked, ‘Where’s my Jewish husband?’ ”Read More


Israeli Firm Blasted for Allowing 'Underwear Bomber' on Plane

By Yossi Melman (Haaretz)

The Israeli firm, ICTS, and two of its subsidiaries are at the crux of an international investigation in recent days, as experts try to pinpoint the reasons for the security failure that enabled Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board Northwest flight 253 and attempt to set alight explosives hidden in his underwear.Read More


Jerusalem Official: Areas East of Security Barrier Not Part of City

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Yakir Segev, who holds the East Jerusalem portfolio in the Jerusalem municipality, made an uncharacteristic remark on Friday, declaring that the Palestinian neighborhood east of the separation fence were “no longer part of the city.”Read More


Israel Will Pay $10 Million to U.N. for Damaging Gaza Buildings

By JTA

Israel reportedly has agreed to pay $10 million in compensation for damaging United Nations buildings in Gaza.Read More


Israel Approves Construction of New Jerusalem Neighborhood

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The Jerusalem planning and building committee approved on Wednesday a plan to build a new Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem of Shuafat, Israel Radio reported.Read More


Clinton: U.S. Wants Open Dialogue with Iran

By JTA

The Obama administration wants to “keep the door to dialogue open” with Iran, Hillary Clinton said.Read More


Hamas: Accepting Israel's Offer for Shalit 'Unlikely'

By Haaretz Service

A senior Hamas official said Tuesday that despite unprecedented progress in prisoner swap negotiations, the Islamist movement was unlikely to accept Israel’s offer for a deal that would see the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Arrest Warrants Cause IDF Officers To Cancel U.K. Trip

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Britain’s attorney general said Tuesday that she was aware of the urgent need to address the slew of arrest warrants being issued in her country against Israeli officials over alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Does Israel Train Dogs To Pounce Upon Hearing 'Allah Hu Akbar'?

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The Israel Defense Forces has denied allegations that it trains its canines to attack anybody heard saying Allah Hu Akbar, Arabic for ‘God is great.’Read More


After Pius Move, Vatican Walks a Tightrope on Jewish-Catholic Relations

By Ruth Ellen Gruber (JTA)

For at least the third time in his papacy, Pope Benedict’s XVI is doing the Jewish dance that takes him one step back, one step forward.Read More


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