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Bibi Sticks to Ultra-Orthodox on Draft

By Haaretz

The political upheaval that has erupted over the committee tasked with rewriting military draft guidelines brings to mind a cliched image from old Westerns: A group of gunslingers stand around in a circle and threaten one another. Yisrael Beiteinu, the Orthodox parties, Kadima and, finally, Likud - all have in recent days issued threats relating to the dissolution of the committee, or of the governing coalition.Read More


Burglars Hit Home of Shamir's Daughter

By Haaretz

The house of Gilada Diamant Shamir, the daughter of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday at the age of 96, was broken into on Monday, while the family were attending his funeral in Jerusalem.Read More


Romney Plans Visit to Israel

By Haaretz

This summer, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is planning to do exactly what candidate Barack Obama did in 2008: visit Israel. It will be, of course, inspite of what Obama did as president, visiting both Cairo and Ankara, but stopping short of visiting Jerusalem.Read More


Palestinian Authority Faces 'Worst' Fiscal Crisis

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority is facing its “worst financial crisis” yet, according to a PA official, because of a foreign aid shortfall and the rejection of a $100 million loan by the International Monetary Fund.Read More


Jews Raise Support for Colorado Fire Victims

By JTA

As residents of Colorado Springs return to their homes following widespread wild fires, U.S. Jewish communities are raising money for relief funds.Read More


Hungary Far Right Challenges Jews to Debate

By JTA

Days after one of his colleagues admitted to having Jewish roots, a far-right Hungarian politician challenged the country’s Jewish communal leader to a debate.Read More


Italian Jew Falls in Bid for Wimbledon Quarters

By JTA

Camila Giorgi, an Italian Jewish player, lost in her upset bid to reach Wimbledon’s quarterfinals.Read More


Bibi: Don't Blame Me for Mofaz-Abbas Snafu

By Haaretz

Vice Prime Minister and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz continues to claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is behind the torpedoing of his meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, which was meant to take place on Sunday.Read More


Ancient Temple Floor Uncovered in Israel

By JTA

The remains of an ancient synagogue were discovered in northern Israel.Read More


Israeli Leaders Say Goodbye to Shamir

By Haaretz

Yitzhak Shamir was laid to rest on in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Shamir as an ‘unknown soldier’ of Zionism.Read More





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