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'Jon Stewart of Egypt' Quizzed Over Dissent From Mohammed Morsi Islamist Regime

By Reuters

Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt’s most prominent television satirist on Sunday over allegations he insulted the president and Islam, a case that has increased opposition fears of a crackdown on dissent.Read More


Canadian Students Back Boycott Israel Movement

By JTA

The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.Read More


Natural Gas Starts Flowing From New Israel Tamar Field off Mediterranean Coast

By Reuters

Natural gas from the Tamar field off Israel’s Mediterranean shores began flowing on Saturday, the partners in the field said.Read More


Pope Francis and Rome Chief Rabbi Send Greetings for Easter and Passover

By JTA

Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.Read More


El Al Helps Ultra-Orthodox Passengers Segregate Aircraft by Gender

By Mordechai Twersky (Haaretz)

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More


Palestinians Stage Protests To Mark 'Land Day'

By Reuters

Palestinians protested in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Saturday and a few were lightly hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the 37th anniversary of a landmark event for Israel’s Arab minority.Read More


Nelson Mandela 'Comfortable' After New Health Scare

By Reuters

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma’s office said on Saturday.Read More


First Jewish Woman Chaplain Serves in Air Force

By Haaretz

Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, is the first ever female U.S. Air Force rabbi in 40 years of women serving as military chaplains.Read More


African Hebrew Israelites Reenact Exodus in Passover Tradition

By Haaretz/Andrew Esensten

At dawn on Tuesday morning, a large group gathered on a mountain in the Negev desert to reenact the moments leading up to the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.Read More


Number of Israelis Who View Obama as Pro-Palestinian Drops 20%

By JTA

The number of Israelis who view President Obama as pro-Palestinian dropped by 20 percent following his first presidential visit to Israel, according to a new poll.Read More


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