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Judge Rivkin Retires From Israel's Top Court

By Haaretz

Deputy Supreme Court President Eliezer Rivlin, one of the court’s foremost champions of freedom of expression, will retire Monday, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.Read More


Israeli Police Convicted of Dumping Palestinian

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Monday convicted two police officers of negligent homicide for dumping an injured Palestinian man on the side of the road, leaving him to die.Read More


Netanyahu Condemns Syria Killings

By Haaretz

For the first time since the Syrian uprising began over a year ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement condemning the slaughter.Read More


Madonna Prays at Kaballah Center Ahead of Show

By Haaretz

Madonna flew into Israel with her entourage on Friday afternoon, spending the holiday in prayer and Kabbalah study before starting rehearsals for her Thursday concert in Ramat Gan Stadium.Read More


Obama Pushes Syria Regime Change to Russia

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama is working to convince Russia to join an effort to implement a Yemen-style transfer of power in war-torn Syria, the New York Times reported.Read More


Iran 'Unconvinced' by Nuclear Watchdog's Proposal

By Haaretz

The United Nation’s nuclear watchdog has failed to convince Iran of the need to inspect a military base suspected of housing nuclear weapons’ experiments, Iranian media cited the head of country’s atomic agency as saying on Saturday.Read More


Lawmaker Apologizes for African 'Cancer' Remark

By Haaretz

Likud MK Miri Regev, who came under fire last week after calling African migrants “a cancer” in Israeli society, apologized for the first time for her comments on Sunday, opting, however, to leave the migrants out of her apology.Read More


No Iran Dispute Between U.S. and Israel: Official

By Haaretz

“There are no gaps between the U.S. and Israel in anything related to talks between Iran and the six world powers over the future of Iran’s nuclear program,” a U.S. official told journalists during a briefing in Tel Aviv.Read More


Hezbollah: No Fence Can Protect Israel

By Haaretz

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke Friday during a ceremony marking 12 years since the Israeli disengagement from southern Lebanon, and warned that no fence that Israel erects will protect it.Read More


S. Tel Aviv Tense But Calm After Violence

By JTA

South Tel Aviv remained calm but tense Friday after recent violence aimed at African immigrants.Read More





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