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Natan Sharansky To Release Final Plan To Reform Prayer Western Wall

By JTA

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks.Read More


Iron Dome Successfully Intercepts a Missile Rocket Targeting Eilat For the First Time

By Haaretz/Revital Levy-Stein and Gili Cohen

An Iron Dome anti-missile battery intercepted a rocket targeting Eilat shortly after 1:00 A.M. on Tuesday. The incident marks the first time the Iron Dome system has intercepted a rocket over the southern resort city, and comes two days after Egyptian reports of an Israeli drone strike which killed five militants at a rocket-launching site in northern Sinai.Read More


Israel Approves 900 More Homes in East Jerusalem

By Haaretz/Nir Hasson and Jack Khoury

Israel’s Interior Ministry gave final approval on Monday to a plan to build 890 new apartments in Gilo, a settlement neighborhood beyond the Green Line in southern Jerusalem, just one day before Palestinian leadership is slated to make a final decision on whether to attend Wednesday’s scheduled negotiating session with Israel.Read More


Settlements Should Not Disrupt Mideast Talks, Says Kerry

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Israel’s announcement of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem “were to some degree expected,” and urged Israelis and Palestinians to move head with peace talks due to resume this week.Read More


Toronto Police Investigate Palestinian Leader Who Called for Murder of Israelis

By JTA

Toronto police launched a hate crimes investigation into comments made by a Palestinian community leader who called for the murder of Israelis.Read More


William Rapfogel Tumbles From Power, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’ at Met Council

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

William Rapfogel, one of New York City’s most powerful Jewish communal executives, issued an apology on Monday for actions that led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty to abruptly fire him last week from his longtime position as executive director of the organization.Read More


Egypt Cuts the Number of Palestinian Entries from Gaza Strip in Post Morsi Era

By Reuters

Egypt has sharply cut the number of Palestinians allowed to enter from the Gaza Strip since its military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last month, the tiny enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers said on Monday.Read More


EU Guidelines on Settlements Will Undermine Talks, Says Netanyahu

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday that the European Union’s new guidelines on Israel’s settlements in the West Bank undercut the freshly resumed peace process and strengthen the Palestinian position.Read More


Parents of 13-Year-Old Sue Boston Area School District for Anti-Semitic Bullying

By JTA

The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish.Read More


William Rapfogel Fired From Met Council Amid Criminal Probe

By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Seth Berkman

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has fired longtime executive director William Rapfogel, citing financial irregularities.Read More


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