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Settler Population Grows by 4.5% in Year

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More than 350,000 Jews are living in West Bank settlements, a 4.5 percent increase over last year, according to the Israeli government.Read More


Hardliner's Aide Hopes to Soften Rules on Immigrants

By Haaretz

A public relations expert who was paid by the Shas party to serve as a consultant to Interior Minister Eli Yishai stands to earn hundreds of thousands of shekels from another client if he convinces the Interior Ministry to liberalize restrictions on the use of migrant labor in the construction industry.Read More


Grand Romanian Synagogue Is Rededicated

By JTA

The Great Synagogue in Radauti, Romania, was rededicated after a full restoration.Read More


Abuse Charges Dropped Against Aussie Chabad Leader

By JTA

Multiple charges against a former Chabad-Lubavitch youth leader in Melbourne have been dropped.Read More


Olympic Committee Says No to Munich Widows

By JTA

The International Olympic Committee rejected a face-to-face appeal from the widows of slain Israeli athletes for a minute of silence at the opening ceremonies.Read More


Congress Holds Munich Moment of Silence

By JTA

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.Read More


Animal Rights Activists Blast Israeli TV Show

By Haaretz

The Let the Animals Live association filed a complaint on Wednesday against the reality TV show “Beauty and the Geek” because it said the most recent episode included a challenge that involved the cruel exploitation of animals.Read More


Jewish Teens Barely Escaped 'Batman' Shooting

By Haaretz

Shani Reflow cannot stop shaking, sleeps only in fits and starts and keeps her cell phone on full volume. She has been in this state since her children came home at dawn on Friday and told her they had just fled a shooting rampage at a local movie theatre.Read More


Cleveland Native Dies on India Hiking Trip

By Simi Lampert

A young American woman who had moved to Israel was killed in a landslide this week in India, where she was vacationing with friends.Read More


Joe Biden Hits Back at Romney on Israel

By JTA

Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney continued their respective campaigns’ sparring over Israel.Read More





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