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Palestinian Gang Planned To Kidnap West Bank Israelis

By Haaretz

Security forces intercepted a Palestinian squad that attempted to kidnap Israeli citizens in the West Bank, the Shin Bet indicated on Sunday, adding that the squad’s purpose was to negotiate the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jail.Read More


Soldier Is Stabbed on Jerusalem Day

By JTA

A Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier guarding a Jerusalem Day event, as police spread out across Jerusalem to prevent violence.Read More


Thousands Cheer Gilad Shalit in Rome

By JTA

Thousands of Italians cheered Gilad Shalit when the former captive Israeli soldier went to Rome’s City Hall, the Campidoglio, where he officially received honorary citizenship of the Eternal City.Read More


Australian Chabad Rocked by New Abuse Scandal

By Haaretz

The tightly knit Chabad Lubavitch community in Melbourne has been rocked by claims about the role of the community’s rabbi in alleged instances of child abuse at an Orthodox boys school.Read More


Poverty at 78% in Arab East Jerusalem

By Haaretz

A new report reveals that 78 percent of Palestinians in Jerusalem - and 84 percent of Palestinian children - live under the poverty line.Read More


No 'Made in Israel' Label for Settlement Products

By Haaretz

Denmark is planning to ban labeling products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank as “Made in Israel,” the foreign minister told Danish media on Saturday. The move follows reports of similar plans announced this month by South Africa’s government.Read More


New York Mural Touts Israel's Gay Record

By JTA

A mural contrasting gay rights was completed Friday in New York’s West Village.Read More


European Jews Want Action on Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has asked Czech premier Petr Necas to urge other EU leaders to tackle possible threats against Europe’s Jewish and other minority communities, EJC President Moshe Kantor said.Read More


Ahmadinejad Wants Games Invite, Despite Logo Issue

By JTA

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now wants to attend the 2012 London Olympics, despite last year saying that the summer games’ jagged multi-colored lingo resembled the word Zion and was therefore “racist.”Read More


Hebrew Bible Translated Into Eskimo Language

By JTA

After a 34-year translation project, the Hebrew Bible and New Testament were published for the first time this week in an Eskimo language.Read More





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