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Thousands of Israelis Protest Austerity Measures

By Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday to protest against austerity measures presented this week as part of the state’s new budget.Read More

Militant Palestinian Group Vows To Take Back Golan

By Reuters

A militant Palestinian group in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to recapture Israeli-occupied territory, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah that they would support such operations.Read More

Burials Go Green as More Choose To Take Eco-Friendly Credo to Grave

By Reuters

After a two-year battle with cancer, Joseph Fitzgerald was determined to leave his final resting place to Mother Nature.Read More

Church of Scotland Backs Away Denial of Jewish Claim to Land of Israel


The Church of Scotland will reword a controversial report which said “scripture” provides no basis for Jewish claims to Israel, the church said in statement.Read More

Task Force Recommends Rebuilding Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sight of Shooting

By Reuters

A special task force of elected town officials recommended on Friday tearing down Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 young children and six adults were shot to death in December, and rebuilding the school on the site of the massacre.Read More

Grandson of Malcolm X Beaten to Death in Mexico City

By Reuters

The grandson of murdered U.S. civil rights leader Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, who was convicted as a child for a fire that killed his grandmother, has died in Mexico City after an apparent beating.Read More

The Day Women of Wall Gained Legitimacy in Jewish World

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The Women of the Wall left the site feeling elated. Two human chains of policemen opened paths on the left and on the right, surrounded by an ocean of Haredi men and women.Read More

'Hacktivists' Occupy Israeli Liquor Website

By Forward Staff

If you’re trying to buy liquor online in Israel, perhaps hold off for a bit. The website of “The Minister of Drinks,” the largest liquor distributor in Israel, has been hacked by the Sudan Electronic Army. The site now plays an Arabic song about Al-Quds, the Arabic name for Jerusalem. In it the song declares: “it is time for death” and criticizes the U.N. security council for “protecting Jews.”Read More

German Court Rejects Bias Charge in Neo-Nazi Trial

By Reuters

A German court rejected on Friday an accusation of bias from a defendant in a case involving neo-Nazi racist murders, removing a potential legal hurdle to resumption of the trial.Read More

Syria and Hezbollah Threaten To Turn Golan Heights Into 'Resistance Front'

By Reuters

Threats from Damascus and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to turn the Golan Heights into a “resistance front” against Israel could end nearly four decades of calm across the increasingly tense ceasefire line separating Israeli and Syrian forces.Read More

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