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Israeli Consulate Workers Halt Almost All Services in Strike

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Foreign Ministry employees heightened their 3-month old labor dispute Sunday by halting virtually all consular services abroad. The only exceptions will be emergencies, the repatriation of bodies to Israel and procedures relating to adoption and surrogacy.Read More


Suspect in Tel Aviv Gay Center Shooting Incriminates Himself

By Haaretz

The prime suspect in the gay center shooting in Tel Aviv incriminated himself, Israel Police announced on Sunday.Read More


Winner of 'Arab Idol' Highlights Plight of Palestinians

By Reuters

The finalists of “Arab Idol” were as glamorous as Hollywood stars in their tuxedos and evening gowns, but their real lives couldn’t be further from the bright lights of the stage.Read More


Prominent Jews Throughout British Commonwealth Honored by Queen

By JTA

A Canadian rabbi and several Jewish philanthropists were among the parties honored by the British Royal House this month.Read More


Chief Israeli Rabbi Suspends Himself After Arrest on Corruption Charges

By JTA

Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Yona Metzger, has suspended himself from some of his duties following his arrest on corruption charges.Read More


Abbas Accepts Resignation of New Palestinian Prime Minister

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who announced on Thursday that he was quitting just two weeks after taking office.Read More


'Start-Up Nation' Dumps Israel for Big Apple

By Haaretz

So far, Low has invested in 15 Israeli startups since last month − some $200,000 in each − and he’s on the lookout for additional prospects.Read More


Netanyahu Won't Fight Sequester Cut in U.S. Aid

By JTA

Israel will not object to a planned five-percent cut in the annual military aid package from the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said.Read More


'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Hosts the Real Thing

By Reuters

Jon Stewart took his politically engaged American satire to Cairo on Friday, appearing on a show hosted by the man known as “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”, who has faced investigation for insulting the president and Islam.Read More


Vladimir Putin Wants Truce in Super Bowl 'War of Ring' With Patriots Owner

By Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling a truce in the War of the Ring - sort of.Read More


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