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Nelson Mandela 'Comfortable' After New Health Scare

By Reuters

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma’s office said on Saturday.Read More

First Jewish Woman Chaplain Serves in Air Force

By Haaretz

Capt. Sarah Schechter, the Jewish chaplain of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, is the first ever female U.S. Air Force rabbi in 40 years of women serving as military chaplains.Read More

African Hebrew Israelites Reenact Exodus in Passover Tradition

By Haaretz/Andrew Esensten

At dawn on Tuesday morning, a large group gathered on a mountain in the Negev desert to reenact the moments leading up to the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.Read More

Number of Israelis Who View Obama as Pro-Palestinian Drops 20%


The number of Israelis who view President Obama as pro-Palestinian dropped by 20 percent following his first presidential visit to Israel, according to a new poll.Read More

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

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