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Far-Right Touches Nerve With Demands for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

By Reuters

Far-right Israelis are pressing for an end to an effective ban on holding Jewish prayers at a Jerusalem holy compound once dominated by Biblical temples and now home to al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s most revered sites.Read More

Catholics Defend 'Italian Schindler' on Nazi Claim

By Reuters

The Vatican newspaper said on Saturday a decision by scholars to brand a wartime Italian previously praised for saving Jews as a Nazi collaborator was part of an attempt to smear the Catholic Church during the papacy of Pope Pius XII.Read More

Chabad Rabbi Sorry for Suggesting Australian Boys Agreed to Sex Abuse


The Chabad rabbi at the center of a scandal surrounding his views on allegations of child sex abuse in Sydney two decades ago has apologized.Read More

Israeli Virtuoso Benjamin Giltburg Wins Piano Contest Despite Shocking Freeze

By Reuters

Israeli Boris Giltburg won a major competition despite a shocking memory lapse that froze him as he performed Mozart.Read More

Israel Strikes Back After 6-Rocket Gaza Attack

By Reuters

Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to Palestinian militant rocket fire that broke weeks of relative calm along the frontier.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Shun Mall Built Just for Them

By Nis Hasson (Haaretz)

The Ramot mall billed itself as a haven for ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem. But it wasn’t ultra-Orthodox enough.Read More

Old Governor of Bank of Israel To Return to Post

By Haaretz/Ruth Schuster and Moti Bassok

The next governor of the Bank of Israel will be an old governor of the Israeli central bank – none other than Jacob A. Frenkel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid announced on Sunday.Read More

Six Rockets From Gaza Landed in Israel After Period of Relative Calm

By Haaretz/Gili Cohen and Yanir Yagna

At least six rockets were fired Sunday night from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel, prompting sirens to sound in multiple regions.Read More

Israel Blocks East Jerusalem Palestinian Children's Theater Festival

By Haaretz/ Amira Hass

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has blocked a Palestinian children’s theater festival from opening in East Jerusalem this Saturday night on the claim that the event was “under the auspices of or sponsored by the Palestinian Authority.”Read More

Nelson Mandela Now in Critical Condition

By Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday.Read More

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