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Worst Sandstorms in Years Engulf Israel as Passover Nears End

By Zafrir Rinat and Zohar Blumenkrantz (Haaretz)

Heavy haze from sandstorms in the Negev area engulfed most parts of Israel on Monday, limiting visibility to approximately a kilometer. Conditions are expected to improve on Monday evening. The Environment Ministry issued a statement warning of high levels of air pollution.Read More


Hamas Pushes Segregation by Gender in Gaza Schools

By Reuters

New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at girls’ schools and mandate separate classes for boys and girls from the age of nine.Read More


White Supremacists Eyed in Texas Prosecutor Slay

By Reuters

Authorities have launched a massive investigation into the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, which occurred months after an assistant prosecutor was shot dead in the same county.Read More


2,000-Year-Old Jobar Syrian Synagogue in Damascus Burned and Looted

By JTA

The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground.Read More


Israel Natural Gas Starts Flowing on Sabbath From Mediterranean Field

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

President Shimon Peres said Sunday that it was a mistake to begin the flow of natural gas from the Tamar gas field to Israel on a Saturday.Read More


Tough To Prove Hedge Fund Titan Michael Steinberg Broke Insider Trading Law

By Reuters

To win a guilty verdict against one of hedge fund titan Steven A Cohen’s most senior portfolio managers, U.S. prosecutors face a tough task: convincing a jury that a man who already admitted to breaking the law is telling the truth on the witness stand.Read More


Israel's Spy Cameras Hidden in Rocks Monitor Syria Civil War

By Haaretz

Israel used spying equipment it planted off the Syrian coast to monitor Russian naval movements in the Mediterranean, The Sunday Times reported.Read More


'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


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