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$128M Plan To Preserve Israel's Coastal Cliffs

By Haaretz

A new government company is to be formed to cope with the erosion and possible collapse of the sandstone cliffs that line the Mediterranean shore, ministers in the “socioeconomic cabinet” decided on Tuesday.Read More


Israel's Alice Schlesinger Crashes Out

By Haaretz

Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger lost her chance to win a gold medal at the London Games today when she lost in the quarterfinals of the women’s -63kg competition, and finished ranked seventh after a subsequent loss in the consolation bracket.Read More


Obama Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

By Reuters

President Barack Obama announced new U.S. sanctions against Iran’s energy, petrochemical and financial sectors on Tuesday that he said would further pressure the country for failing to meet international nuclear obligations.Read More


Austrians Allow Circumcisions To Continue

By JTA

An Austrian province ruled that doctors may continue to perform infant circumcisions for religious reasons without risking criminal charges.Read More


Aly Raisman Helps U.S. Gymnastics Win Gold

By Reuters

Alexandra Raisman and the United States women stormed to the Olympic women’s gymnastics team gold medal. Jordyn Wieber sparkled and Gabby Douglas also dazzled.Read More


Bibi Favorability at 34% With Americans

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans, compared to 23% unfavorable, a new Gallup poll revealed.Read More


Bibi Insists He Hasn't Made Iran Decision

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that he has yet to make a decision on whether or not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Netanyahu said that “Israel cannot count on anyone else” when it comes to the Iranian threat.Read More


Musical About Shoah Hero Scrapped at Treblinka

By JTA

Excerpts of a musical based on the life of Janusz Korczak to be held at Treblinka will not take place as scheduled.Read More


Dennis Ross Denies Split With Obama

By JTA

Dennis Ross emphatically denied any indication that he no longer supported President Obama.Read More


Egypt's Mohamed Morsi Sends Message to Israel

By Haaretz

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi sent a missive to President Shimon Peres on Tuesday wishing stability and security for all of the region’s nations, including Israel.Read More





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