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Nelson Mandela Is Making Progress and in Good Spirits, Says South Africa

By Reuters

South African former President Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and making progress, doctors said on Friday, after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was taken to hospital for the third time in four months for a lung infection.Read More

Israel Could Withstand Syrian Chemical Weapons Says Israeli General

By Reuters

Israel could withstand any attack involving Syrian chemical weapons, an Israeli general said on Friday, adding it was improbable that Damascus would order such a strike.Read More

Gilad Shalit Could Have Avoided Capture by Hamas Attackers


Gilad Shalit’s capture was the result of operational failures on his part and on the part of other members of his tank crew, interviews with Shalit have revealed.Read More

Cyprus Court Jails Hezbollah Man for Plotting To Attack Israelis

By Reuters

A Cyprus court sentenced a member of Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah movement to four years in jail on Thursday on charges of plotting to attack Israeli interests on the island.Read More

Newtown Gunman Adam Lanza Fired 154 Times in Sandy Hook School Rampage

By Reuters

The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, selecting high capacity magazines from a home arsenal stocked with swords, knives and a cache of guns, officials said.Read More

Single-Sex Education Soars 40% in Israel Religious Schools

By Haaretz

Over the past 13 years there has been a 40 percent rise in the number of elementary-school students in Israel’s state religious system whose classes are segregated by gender.Read More

Newtown Gunman Adam Lanza Had Arsenal and NRA Certificate

By Reuters

The gunman who killed 27 people including 20 young children in an attack on a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school owned several guns in addition to the ones used in the attack and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to court papers released on Friday.Read More

Anti-Semitism 7 Times Higher for Belgian Muslim Students: Report


A major survey among Belgian teenagers indicated anti-Semitism was seven times more prevalent among Muslim youths than in non-Muslim teenagers.Read More

Russia Will Move Disputed Chabad Schneerson Collection to Jewish Museum


Russia plans to move Jewish texts claimed by the Chabad Lubavitch movement to Moscow’s newly opened Jewish museum next month.Read More

Boris Berezovsky Inquest 'Can't Rule Out' Murder of Fallen Tycoon

By Reuters

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who died in a mansion near London in unexplained circumstances last weekend, was found lying on the floor of the bathroom with a “ligature around his neck”, an inquest into his death heard on Thursday.Read More

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