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Israel To Vaccinate Kids With Polio After Tests Show Carriers in South

By Reuters

Israel said on Sunday it was launching a campaign to administer the active polio vaccine to children in its southern region after tests detected at least 1,000 carriers of the virus in that area, though none were found to be ill with the disease.Read More

Ramallah's First Hostel Gives Travelers a Break From Politics for a Night

By Haaretz/Roy Arad

Hostel in Ramallah, which opened a month ago, is the first spot for backpackers to lay their heads in the city. Here, visitors can leave politics at the door.Read More

White House Is Willing To Engage With Iran on Nuclear Issues

By Reuters

The United States said on Sunday it is prepared to work with the new government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to address concerns about Iran’s nuclear program if Iran will engage seriously on the issue.Read More

Netanyahu Slammed for Not Filling Central Bank Chief Post

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister, Yair Lapid, were pilloried by Israeli media on Sunday for their failure to fill the job of central bank chief and their lack of a proper vetting process, after two candidates withdrew.Read More

Australian PM Moves Elections So No Conflict with Yom Kippur


Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called new elections for September 7, avoiding a clash with Yom Kippur.Read More

IDF Says Haredi Base Cannot Deny Women

By Haaretz/Gili Cohen

Days after ultra-Orthodox troops barred a female Border Police member from entering their dining hall for dinner, Israel Defense Forces officials insist that the Haredi Netzah Yehuda Battalion’s base is not off limits to women.Read More

Thirty Seven House Democrats To Head To Israel on AIPAC Trip


Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is leading fellow Democrats on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate.Read More

Treblinka Survivor's Daughter To Design Education Center at Death Camp


The Israeli daughter of a Jew who escaped Treblinka will design a Holocaust education center to be opened on the premises of the Nazi death camp.Read More

Israeli Cabinet Approves Plan To Benefit 91 Settlements

By Reuters

The cabinet on Sunday approved a new map of national priority areas, which includes an additional 20 West Bank settlements and communities inhabited by former Gaza settlers.Read More

Decapitated Israeli Woman's Body Found in Suitcase

By Haaretz

A body of a woman in her thirties was found Saturday afternoon in a stairwell in south Tel Aviv. The body was decapitated and stuffed inside a suitcase. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.Read More

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