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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


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





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