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King David-Era Ceramic Jar Found in Jerusalem

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israeli archaeologists last week discovered a fragment of a ceramic jar they say dates back to the time of Kings David and Solomon and bears the earliest sample of written text ever found in Jerusalem.Read More

Israel Deports 14 Eritreans Who 'Volunteered' To Return to Homeland

By Haaretz/Ilan Lior

Israel flew 14 Eritreans back to their home country on Sunday, human rights organizations say. According to reports, 14 Eritrean nationals who had been held at the Saharonim detention facility in southern Israel were flown to Eritrea via Turkey after signing consent forms. One man changed his mind after signing the documents and remained in custody at Saharonim.Read More

Former Congressman Eric Fingerhut Tapped To Run Hillel International


Eric Fingerhut, a former U.S. congressman and leader of Ohio’s system of public universities and colleges, has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Hillel.Read More

Mursi Ousting Fuels Islamic Militant Groups in the Sinai

By Reuters

Within hours of Egypt’s elected president being overthrown this month, militant fellow Islamists in the Sinai peninsula were talking of making war on Cairo’s security forces.Read More

Netanyahu Calls Abbas, Hopes To Renew Negotiations

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday telephoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and said he hoped the two sides could resume peace talks, stalled for three years, Israeli officials said.Read More

Rick Perry To Visit Israel, Possibly Eying White House


Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit Israel in October.Read More

Anti-Semitic Show Aired to Arab World During Ramadan


An anti-Semitic television series is being broadcast throughout the Arab world for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.Read More

8,000 Athletes From Around Globe Head To Israel for Maccabiah Games

By Seth Berkman

‘Golden girl’ gymnast Aly Raisman will lead a parade of more than 8,000 athletes from around the world to Israel next week for the 19th Maccabiah Games in which they will compete, mingle, and display their Jewish heritage.Read More

Israel Strikes Weapons Warehouse in Syria


Israel was responsible for an attack earlier this month on a missile warehouse in Syria, unnamed U.S. officials said.Read More

Investigation of Contraception Given to Ethiopian Women To Be Launched

By Haaretz/Yarden Skop

State Comptroller Yosef Shapira announced on Sunday he would launch a probe into the allegations that Ethiopian women who sought to immigrate to Israel were administered the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera with the intent of reducing birthrate within Ethiopian community.Read More

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