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Israel Tells Syria's Assad It's Not Taking Sides in Civil War

By Reuters

Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion.Read More

Fierce Dissent Erupts Over Israel Chief Rabbi Post

By Haaretz

Members of the right wing Jewish Home party are split over who to support in the race for Chief Rabbinate, with party leader Naftali Bennett strongly in favor of Rabbi David Stav, a founder of the religious Zionist organization, Tzohar.Read More

Germany Rapt as Murder Trial of 'Normal'-Looking Neo-Nazi Killer Begins

By Reuters

The surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell went on trial on Monday for a series of racist murders that scandalised Germany and exposed authorities’ inability or reluctance to recognise right-wing hate crime.Read More

Israel Hits Back at Google Over 'Palestine' Search Engine Tag

By Reuters

A senior Israeli official accused Google on Monday of setting back Middle East peace hopes by putting the name “Palestine” under the banner of its search page for the Palestinian territories. ( More

U.S. Not Warned in Advance About Israel Strike on Syria

By Reuters

The United States was not given any warning before air strikes in Syria against what Western and Israeli officials say were weapons headed for Hezbollah militants, a U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday.Read More

Gabrielle Giffords Warns on Guns as She Wins JFK Profile in Courage Award

By Reuters

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday, asking the U.S. Congress to act more courageously on the issue of gun control.Read More

Hungary Premier Viktor Orban Fails To Take on Far Right in Speech

By Reuters

Prime Minister Viktor Orban strongly denounced growing anti-Semitism in Hungary on Sunday but stopped short of censuring the far-right Jobbik party his audience of world Jewish leaders most wanted him to scold.Read More

340 African Immigrants Stage Israel Jail Protest

By Yanir Yagna and Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

More than 300 African migrants refused to return to their cells in an Israeli detention center this weekend, saying they are being held illegally and demanding release.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Thinker Compares Yair Lapid to Hitler

By Haaretz

Ultra-Orthodox publicist and children’s author Chaim Walder took Finance Minister Yair Lapid to task on Sunday in an essay published by the Haredi newspaper Yated Ne’eman, comparing remarks the latter made two years ago to the text of a 1939 speech by Adolf Hitler.Read More

Syria Says 'All Possibilities' Open After Israel Strike

By Reuters

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi said on Sunday that Israeli air strikes against three targets on the outskirts of Damascus “open the door to all possibilities.”Read More

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