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Bibi to Morsi: Keep Peace Treaty Alive

By Haaretz

In a personal communication sent last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Mohammed Morsi, who was sworn in Saturday as Egypt’s president, to honor his country’s contractual obligations to Israel.Read More


Mossad Agent Who Nabbed Eichmann Dies

By Haaretz

Former Mossad agent Yaakov Meidad, who took part in the abduction of the Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, died Saturday at the age of 93. Meidad was living in Tel Aviv.Read More


Balotelli, Raised by Jews, Leads Italy in Soccer

By JTA

When Italy’s national soccer team faces Spain in the final game of the European Soccer Championship, Italian Jews will have a special reason to cheer.Read More


Homeland Security Dishes Out Non-Profit Grants

By JTA

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated $9.7 million to Jewish organizations and facilities considered vulnerable to terrorist attacks.Read More


Thousands Rally for 'Israeli New Deal'

By Haaretz

The leaders of last summer’s cost-of-living protest have joined forces with members of the business community and academia to put together a social justice covenant.Read More


Yad Vashem Softens Account of Pius XII's Role

By Haaretz

Yad Vashem is due to unveil a new wall text on Sunday describing the actions of Pope Pius XII during World War II, softening a previous message which stated that the head of the Catholic Church had not protested verbally or in writing to the murder of Jews by the Nazis.Read More


Al Qaeda Plots London Terror Attack: Report

By Haaretz

The al-Qaida branch in the Arabian Peninsula is believed to be planning a terror attack during the Olympic Games in London, scheduled to begin at the end of the month. According to a report in today’s Sunday Times, quoting intelligence services, the organization has recruited a Norwegian Muslim convert who was supposed to hijack a U.S. passenger plane and crash it on a suicide mission. It is not clear though that the attack targeted one of the Olympic venues, despite the timing.Read More


Yitzhak Shamir Dies at 96

By Haaretz

Yizhak Shamir, the seventh prime minister of Israel, died Saturday at the age of 96. He led nation from 1983-‘84 and again from 1986 to ‘92.Read More


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





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