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Pope Francis and Rome Chief Rabbi Send Greetings for Easter and Passover


Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.Read More

El Al Helps Ultra-Orthodox Passengers Segregate Aircraft by Gender

By Mordechai Twersky (Haaretz)

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More

Palestinians Stage Protests To Mark 'Land Day'

By Reuters

Palestinians protested in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Saturday and a few were lightly hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the 37th anniversary of a landmark event for Israel’s Arab minority.Read More

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

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