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Barak Nixed Pre-Emptive Attack on Gaza

By Haaretz

Barak last week decided not to authorize a preemptive strike before the terrorist attack on the Egyptian border, a senior official in Jerusalem said. Barak feared that the move would spark a serious conflagration in the Gaza Strip.Read More

Israel Offers Joint Probe of Egypt Border Shootings

By Haaretz

Israel offered on Thursday to investigate jointly with Egypt the killing of five Egyptian security personnel during an Israeli operation against cross-border raiders a week ago, violence that has strained relations with Cairo’s new rulers.Read More

Israeli Court Backs Deportation of Mother and Child


An Israeli court ruled that a 4-year-old girl born in Israel and her Filipina mother will be deported, in a case that prompted intervention by the Israeli prime minister’s wife.Read More

Los Angeles Synagogue Defaced by Anti-Semitic Vandals

A synagogue in the Los Angeles area was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.Read More

Cheney Urged Bush To Attack Syria, New Book Says

By Haaretz

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney urged the United States to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in June 2007, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, quoting excerpts from Cheney’s autobiography due to be published next week.Read More

Australia Council Refuses To Allow Eruv


ewish leaders in Sydney are irate after a local council denied an application to build an eruv.Read More

Glenn Beck Wraps Up Trip With Jerusalem Rally


Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem’s Old City for broadcaster Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally.Read More

Barrage of Rockets Hits Israel; Toddler Hurt

By Haaretz

AF aircraft targeted two militants in separate locations on Wednesday in northern Gaza, who had launched projectiles at Israel shortly before, the IDF said in a statement.Read More

'Jewish Indiana Jones' Faces Fraud Case Over Torahs

By Forward Staff

A man who claimed to rescue Torah scrolls lost in the Holocaust was charged with fraud by federal authorities on Wednesday.Read More

California Moves Towards Limiting Restrictions on Circumcision


A bill that would prevent local communities in California from banning male circumcision was unanimously approved by the state senate’s judiciary committee.Read More

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