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Israel Protesters Plan To Present 'Charter' for Justice

By Haaretz

A week after the violent protests in Tel Aviv, rallies were scheduled to take place on Saturday in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Afula.Read More


Africans Demonstrate Against Crackdown

By JTA

Some 500 Eritrean migrants demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to protest what they say is the political persecution they are experiencing in Israel.Read More


Church of Nativity Named UNESCO Heritage Site

By JTA

UNESCO has agreed to name the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a World Heritage Site, and list it as in Palestine.Read More


Bernie Madoff's Brother Goes to Jail

By JTA

Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI.Read More


Demjanjuk's Citizenship Won't Be Restored

By JTA

A federal appeals court said that Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk’s U.S. citizenship cannot be posthumously restored.Read More


Israel Woefully Unready for 'Next War'

By Haaretz

Fear of war looms over Israel because of conflict with Iran and upheaval in the Arab world. But the military remains woefully unprepared to fight one.Read More


Arab Israelis Object to Mandatory Service

By JTA

Forcing Israeli Arabs to do mandatory national service, which is being debated in the Knesset, is “a declaration of war” an Arab Knesset member has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Shaul Mofaz Will Meet Abbas in Ramallah

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Israel deputy prime minister Shaul Mofaz on Sunday, but a leading Palestinian negotiator said that should not be seen as a renewal of stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.Read More


Britain Won't Join Call for Munich Memorial

By JTA

Great Britain’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport will not join the growing international campaign for a moment of silence at the upcoming London Summer Olympics for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Games.Read More


Iran: No One Listens to U.S. Threats

By Haaretz

U.S. warnings of the possibility of a military strike against Iran are void, and only meant to undermine the stability of other nations, a senior Iranian official told the state-run television outlet Press TV on Thursday.Read More





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