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Bibi: Don't Believe 'Lies' That Israel Is Digging Under Temple Mount

By JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu called on Arab citizens not to believe “lies” by “an extremist minority” accusing Israel of digging under the Temple Mount.Read More


Obama's Outreach to Muslim World Cited in Nobel Win

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee cited President Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world and his push for Israeli-Arab peace in explaining its decision to award him the prize.Read More


Oz Loses Out on Nobel Prize; Honor Goes to German Novelist

By Haaretz Staff

Israeli writer Amos Oz may have been the hot favorite to win this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but he lost out Thursday to German novelist Herta Muller.Read More


Congressman Regrets Using the Term 'Holocaust' in Health Care Debate

By JTA

A Florida congressman says he regrets using the term “holocaust” to describe the state of the U.S. health care system.Read More


U.S. to Israel: Investigate Goldstone Report Allegations

By JTA

The Obama administration is urging Israel to address the allegations in the Goldstone Commission report.Read More


Shalit Video Increases Pressure on Israel To Secure Soldier's Release

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

The release of the video showing captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit alive and apparently healthy is likely to raise the pressure on the Netanyahu government to secure his release.Read More


Amid Clashes Over Mount, Erekat Accuses of Israel of Trying to Justify Crackdown

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday accused Israel of deliberately creating “an extremely dangerous situation” in East Jerusalem, to trigger violence, justify a crackdown and tighten its grip on the disputed city.Read More


Temple Mount Tensions Rise, Amid PA Diplomatic Campaign

By Barak Ravid and Liel Kyzer (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority has been waging a diplomatic campaign against Israel for the past two weeks over what it terms “provocations” on the Temple Mount.Read More


Gilad Shalit Video and English-Language Transcript

By Haaretz Service

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit was abducted in June 2006 by Hamas-linked militants from Gaza in a cross-border raid on his IDF base. Hamas and Israel have been negotiating since then for his release, mediated by Germany and Egypt. The footage below is from a video filmed by Hamas on September 14 2009, which was handed over on Friday in return for Israel’s release of 20 female Palestinian prisoners.Read More


British Newspaper: Ahmadinejad Was Born Jewish

By JTA

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam when he was four years old, according to a British newspaper.Read More


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