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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


Nelson Mandela Is Making Progress and in Good Spirits, Says South Africa

By Reuters

South African former President Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and making progress, doctors said on Friday, after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was taken to hospital for the third time in four months for a lung infection.Read More


Israel Could Withstand Syrian Chemical Weapons Says Israeli General

By Reuters

Israel could withstand any attack involving Syrian chemical weapons, an Israeli general said on Friday, adding it was improbable that Damascus would order such a strike.Read More


Gilad Shalit Could Have Avoided Capture by Hamas Attackers

By JTA

Gilad Shalit’s capture was the result of operational failures on his part and on the part of other members of his tank crew, interviews with Shalit have revealed.Read More


Cyprus Court Jails Hezbollah Man for Plotting To Attack Israelis

By Reuters

A Cyprus court sentenced a member of Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah movement to four years in jail on Thursday on charges of plotting to attack Israeli interests on the island.Read More


Newtown Gunman Adam Lanza Fired 154 Times in Sandy Hook School Rampage

By Reuters

The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, selecting high capacity magazines from a home arsenal stocked with swords, knives and a cache of guns, officials said.Read More


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