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Ethiopian-Israeli Wins Miss Israel Pageant for First Time


Yityish Aynaw, a 21-year-old former Israeli army officer and model, became the first Ethiopian-Israeli to win the Miss Israel pageant. Mazel Tov, Yityish!Read More

Senate Approves Jack Lew as New Treasury Chief

By Reuters

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jack Lew as President Barack Obama’s new treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government’s budget.Read More

Two Palestinians End Hunger Strike That Fueled Protests

By Reuters

Two Palestinian prisoners whose hunger strike stoked clashes in the West Bank have ended their protest after Israel agreed to release them in May, a Palestinian official said on Wednesday.Read More

U.N.'s Richard Falk Demands Probe Into Death of Detainee in Israeli Custody

By Reuters

A U.N. human rights investigator called on Wednesday for an international inquiry into the weekend death of a Palestinian prisoner in disputed circumstances in an Israeli jail.Read More

Jewish School That Refused to Play Hoops on Shabbat Is Back in State Playoffs


Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, is back in the state semifinals.Read More

Israeli Settlements Biggest Peace Obstacle: Report

By Reuters

Israeli settlement construction on occupied land poses the most serious threat to the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, European Union consuls general based in the region said in a report released on Wednesday.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Wants World To Issue New Military Threat on Iran

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Wednesday to threaten Iran with “military sanctions”, saying economic measures are failing to curb Tehran’s nuclear drive.Read More

2 Israelis Make List of World's 'Sexiest Scientists'

By Haaretz

The Business Insider blog managed to find 50 scientists who are rising stars in their fields of research, as well as being sexy. Two of them are from Israel.Read More

2 Suspects Arrested in Jewish School Rampage


French police arrested two men in Toulouse on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah murder four Jews and three French soldiers last year.Read More

Iran All Smiles, West Wary After Nuclear Summit

By Reuters

Iran gave an upbeat assessment of two days of nuclear talks with world powers that ended on Wednesday, but Western officials said Tehran must start taking concrete steps to ease mounting concerns about its atomic activity.Read More

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