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Fake Western Wall Stones Hawked on eBay

By Haaretz

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation on Monday lodged an official police complaint after a fraudulent solicitation appeared on eBay offering stones from the Jewish Holy site as a talisman for luck and blessing.Read More


Ahead of Election, Sarkozy Courts French Jews

By JTA

Trailing in the polls and with elections just 10 weeks away, French President Nicolas Sarkozy went to one of his most reliable bases of support – French Jews – to drum up enthusiasm.Read More


Suburban D.C. County Suspends Beit Shemesh 'Sister-City' Talks

By JTA

A community in Maryland has suspended negotiations over a sister-city agreement with Beit Shemesh following violence in the Israeli city against women by Haredi residents.Read More


In New Delhi, Wife of Israeli Diplomat Hurt in Blast Outside Embassy

By Haaretz

The wife of an Israeli diplomat was moderately wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded outside of Israel’s embassy in the Indian capital of New Delhi, Haaretz has learned. The incident came one day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of slain Hezbollah’s deputy leader Imad Mughniyah.Read More


Bibi Says Abbas Turned Back on Israel

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has turned his back on peace after the Fatah leader warned that peace negotiations cannot resume without an Israeli settlement freeze.Read More


Hackers Threaten To Wipe Israel off Cyberspace

By E.J. Kessler and JTA

Hackers threatened to remove all traces of Israel from the Internet and accused it of crimes against humanity on the same day that it crashed the Central Intelligence Agency’s website.Read More


Israeli General Strike Is Called Off

By Haaretz

Shortly after entering its fifth day, a general strike that has paralyzed Israel’s public sector was called off on Sunday, following a reported agreement between the Finance Ministry and the Histadrut labor federation.Read More


Whitney Houston's Strange Trip to Israel Recalled

As news of Whitney Houston’s untimely death at the age of 48 sent powerful ripples around globe, Israelis could look back at a brief often eccentric 2003 tour of the Holy Land by the six-time Grammy winner, which, sadly, proved to be her first and last visit to Israel.Read More


Iran Helps Syrian Regime Survive: Documents

Iran has been helping Syria bypass the international sanctions imposed on it for massacring civilians, according to documents from the Syrian president’s office obtained by Haaretz.Read More


Hamas Official Slams Unity Deal With Fatah

By Haaretz

A top Hamas official harshly criticized the organization’s recent reconciliation agreement with Fatah on Saturday, saying the agreement was signed without consulting the Hamas leadership in Gaza or abroad.Read More





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