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Israel Approves More Settlements Near Jerusalem

By Reuters

Israel on Thursday issued a detailed plan for the building of some 800 new homes on annexed land in the West Bank that is certain to attract further international condemnation of its settlement policies.Read More


Facebook Dumps Hezbollah Pages

By JTA

Facebook removed pages for Hezbollah, its affiliated Al-Manar television station and its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.Read More


Pro-Palestinian Activist's Book Talks Scrapped

By JTA

Free Gaza Movement co-founder Greta Berlin, who has come under fire for tweeting that Zionists created and ran the Nazi concentration camps, had book talks canceled by at least two California venues.Read More


Reform Leaders Demand Wailing Wall Arrest Probe

By JTA

Reform Jewish leaders are calling for an investigation following reports that an Israeli colleague was roughed up by police after leading a women’s prayer group at the Western Wall.Read More


New Flotilla Boat Heads for Gaza

By JTA

Israel asked the United Nations to stop a Swedish-owned ship carrying human rights activists from attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.Read More


Dutch Town Backs Down on Holocaust Memorial

By JTA

Following protests, the Dutch town of Geffen will not display the names of German Wehrmacht soldiers along with Jewish Holocaust victims on a new monument.Read More


Twitter Blocks German Neo-Nazis' Account

By Reuters

Twitter has blocked messages in Germany from a group banned by local authorities over right-wing extremism, using its powers to withhold content in one specific country for the first time.Read More


Judge Blocks Circumcision Rite Form for Now

By JTA

A temporary restraining order against New York delayed the start of a new informed consent requirement for a controversial circumcision rite.Read More


Dutch Rabbi Objects to Nazis in Monument

By JTA

A Dutch rabbi has demanded that the names of his relatives be removed from a monument which commemorates Jewish Holocaust victims along with German soldiers who died in World War II.Read More


Palestinians Hold Local Elections in West Bank

By Reuters

Palestinians in the West Bank go to the polls on Saturday in long-delayed municipal elections that have already highlighted deep divisions in the occupied territory and stoked complaints about a lack of leadership.Read More


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