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IDF Chief: Ultra-Orthodox Should Do Army Service

By Haaretz

Head of the Israel Defense Forces’ personnel directorate Major-General Orna Barbibai said on Monday that the IDF should enlist every Israeli “into meaningful service.”Read More


Giffords Takes Curtain Call in Congress

By Forward Staff

Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional curtain call on Capitol Hill to formally resign her congressional seat as she continues her recovery from an assassination attempt.Read More


Mideast Peace Talks Facing Collapse

By Haaretz

The time frame that the Palestinians have allowed for talks with Israel in Amman under Jordanian auspices expires on Thursday. According to diplomatic sources associated with the Middle East Quartet - the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia - last-minute efforts are underway to head off the talks’ collapse, but the prospects seem slim.Read More


Conservative Minyan Held at Knesset

By JTA

A Conservative minyan was held reportedly for the first time at the Knesset synagogue.Read More


Israel Drops to 92nd on Press Freedom Index

By Nate Lavey

In an annual ranking of press freedom, the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has dropped Israel from 86th to 92nd place.Read More


Cleveland Population Stable at 80,000 Jews

By JTA

A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years.Read More


Hackers Bring Down Haaretz Website

By Haaretz

Pro-Palestinian hackers brought down Haaretz’s Hebrew website on Wednesday, after several Israeli websites were targeted earlier in the day.Read More


'Not Guilty' Plea for Suspect in N.J. Shul Attacks

By JTA

A 19-year-old man arrested in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues hates Jews, the county prosecutor said.Read More


Israeli TV Show Mocks Birthright Experience

By Haaretz

In a rare jab at visiting Diaspora Jews, Israel’s leading satirical television show, “Eretz Nehederet” (A Wonderful Country), took on Taglit-Birthright Israel during its season premiere this week.Read More


Israeli, Palestinian Officials Clash in Jordan Meeting

By Haaretz

A bitter confrontation broke out between the head of the Israeli negotiating team Yitzhak Molcho and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during their meeting In Jordan on Saturday, after Erekat refused to let a senior Israeli officer present the Israeli position on security arrangements.Read More





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