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Israel Parliament Plans Prisoner X Probe, Shrugging Off Netanyahu Plea for Quiet

By Reuters

Israeli lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to investigate the 2010 jailhouse death of a reported Australian immigrant recruit to the Mossad spy agency.Read More

Focus on Eritrean Refugees in Sinai and Israel at Advocacy Event in Los Angeles

By Anne Cohen

Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC) and RightNow: Advocacy for Asylum Seekers in Israel hosted a joint event in Los Angeles, advocating for the Jewish and Eritrean-American communities to work together to help Eritrean refugees stuck in the Sinai desert.Read More

Next Pope Could Be African or Latino, Cardinal Who Deals With Jews Says

By Reuters

Cardinal Kurt Koch, a close aide of Pope Benedict who will cast his vote for the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church, says there is no reason why the new pontiff cannot be African or Latin American.Read More

Is Pope Frontrunner From Honduras Anti-Semitic?


In a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads for Mossad 'Quiet' Amid Israeli Prisoner X Scandal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Sunday for the public spotlight on Israel’s Mossad spy agency to be turned off after news of the jailhouse suicide of a reported Australian recruit.Read More

Chuck Hagel Faces New Jewish Snag Over Israel 'Adjunct' Comment


Two centrist Jewish groups called for further review of Chuck Hagel’s record in light of an account of a 2007 speech in which he allegedly said the State Department acted as an “adjunct” of Israel’s foreign ministry.Read More

Israeli Woman Barred From French Parliament


The Constitutional Council of France has nullified the recent election of Daphna Poznanski-Benhamou, a French-Israeli citizen, to the National Assembly.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu's Ice Cream Drama Lures Crowd to Jerusalem Gelateria

By Zvi Zrahiya (Haaretz)

Hundreds of curious customers flocked over the weekend to Glida Metudela, the Jerusalem ice-cream parlor recently outed as the beneficiary of a generous government contract.Read More

Why Didn't Pope Benedict Tweet Resignation News?

By Reuters

Pope Benedict decided not to announce his resignation on Twitter, which he joined last year in a foray into social media that has reaped uncertain spiritual returns and could be curtailed by his successor.Read More

Israel Treats 5 Syrians Wounded in Civil War

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers treated five Syrians who had been wounded in fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels near Israel’s security fence on the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said on Saturday.Read More

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