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U.N.'s Richard Falk Demands Probe Into Death of Detainee in Israeli Custody

By Reuters

A U.N. human rights investigator called on Wednesday for an international inquiry into the weekend death of a Palestinian prisoner in disputed circumstances in an Israeli jail.Read More


Jewish School That Refused to Play Hoops on Shabbat Is Back in State Playoffs

By JTA

Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, is back in the state semifinals.Read More


Israeli Settlements Biggest Peace Obstacle: Report

By Reuters

Israeli settlement construction on occupied land poses the most serious threat to the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, European Union consuls general based in the region said in a report released on Wednesday.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Wants World To Issue New Military Threat on Iran

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Wednesday to threaten Iran with “military sanctions”, saying economic measures are failing to curb Tehran’s nuclear drive.Read More


2 Israelis Make List of World's 'Sexiest Scientists'

By Haaretz

The Business Insider blog managed to find 50 scientists who are rising stars in their fields of research, as well as being sexy. Two of them are from Israel.Read More


2 Suspects Arrested in Jewish School Rampage

By JTA

French police arrested two men in Toulouse on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah murder four Jews and three French soldiers last year.Read More


Iran All Smiles, West Wary After Nuclear Summit

By Reuters

Iran gave an upbeat assessment of two days of nuclear talks with world powers that ended on Wednesday, but Western officials said Tehran must start taking concrete steps to ease mounting concerns about its atomic activity.Read More


Illegal Israeli Workers at Mall Kiosks Atttract Scrutiny of Law Enforcement

By JTA

Thousands of Israelis find easy money selling brand-name cosmetics at hundreds of mall kiosks across the United States. But not everyone has a fairy-tale ending.Read More


Israel Deports 1,000 to Sudan Via Third Country

By JTA

Israel secretly repatriated at least 1,000 Sudanese citizens via a third country, an Israeli newspaper reported.Read More


Jack Lew Wins 19-5 Senate Committee Vote

By Reuters

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, despite some concerns about his perks from previous employers, clearing the way for a confirmation vote in the full Senate.Read More


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