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Rubashkin Acquitted in Agriprocessors Child Labor Case


Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violationsRead More

Israel To Create State Panel To Investigate Flotilla Raid

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was expected to announce on Monday or Tuesday the creation of a state panel of inquiry to investigate the Israel Navy’s deadly raid of a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip last week.Read More

Mordechai Eliyahu, Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Dies


Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, spiritual leader of the national religious movement in Israel, has died.Read More

Helen Thomas Loses Agent, Friends After Telling Jews To 'Get the Hell Out of Palestine'

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Senior White House Press Corps member Helen Thomas may have apologized for her recent on-camera remarks calling on Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and go home to Europe, but her reputation seems beyond repair amid the abounding calls for her resignation.Read More

Helen Thomas Apologizes for Telling Jews To 'Get the Hell Out of Palestine'


Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas has apologized for saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.”Read More

Israel Intercepts Additional Gaza-Bound Ship


Israel peacefully intercepted a seventh Gaza-bound ship and brought it to Ashdod port.Read More

Obama: ‘Break Out of the Current Impasse’


President Obama reiterated his call for an investigation into the flotilla confrontation and urged parties in the Middle East to transform the situation into a chance to advance the peace process.Read More

Hebrew U. Drops Goldstone From Board

By Forward Staff

Judge Richard Goldstone has been removed from the board of governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Read More

American Reportedly Among Dead Flotilla Activists


A dual American-Turkish citizen is reportedly among the activists killed by Israeli soldiers when a Gaza-bound flotilla was intercepted by Israel’s Navy.Read More

Israel Begins Deporting Activists Captured During Flotilla Raid

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel has begun deporting the first batch of foreign activists seized aboard a six-ship humanitarian aid flotilla seized in an Israel Navy raid en route to the Gaza Strip, the Foreign Ministry said early Wednesday, indicating that the rest of the activists will be escorted out of the country throughout the day.Read More

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