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More Settlers Homes on Palestinian Land: Photos

By Haaretz

An aerial photograph of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El reveals that aside from the five houses to be relocated, part of a sixth house also sits on the land belonging to a Palestinian, and it too will have to be relocated.Read More


Most Gays Commit Suicide by 40: Lawmaker

By Haaretz

MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu ) has angered gay groups and MKs alike by saying “most gay people commit suicide at 40.”Read More


Israel Must Seize Arab Spring Opportunity

By Haaretz

Maj. Gen. (ret. ) Yoav Galant spoke about his fears for Israel’s security, and about how the country should “market” itself, at a conference on Middle East security in Washington on Friday.Read More


Russian Immigrant Eyed for Helping Terrorists

By Haaretz

A former Israeli soldier, who was residing in the Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, was recently arrested by Palestinian security forces at Israel’s request.Read More


Demjanjuk's Lawyer Claims Malpractice in Death

By JTA

An attorney for convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk filed a complaint with German prosecutors claiming that his death was hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria.Read More


NGO's Warn Israel To End Gaza Blockade

By JTA

Some 50 nongovernmental organizations called on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.Read More


Olympics Officials Warn Against Boycott of Israelis

By JTA

The International Olympic Committee warned that a refusal by any participant in next month’s Games to compete against an athlete from a particular country is against the IOC’s code of ethics.Read More


Congressman Visits Jew Jailed in Bolivia

By JTA

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee traveled to Bolivia to visit with a jailed American Chasidic Jew.Read More


Day School Ballplayer Opts for College

By JTA

Max Ungar, the 17-year-old catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals in the Major League Baseball draft, will play college baseball instead.Read More


In Tel Aviv, Life's No Day at Beach

By Haaretz

Lifeguards are locked in a labor dispute with the city of Tel Aviv about overtime and other issues. Some beaches are closed even though summer is here.Read More





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