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Israel Starts Round-Up of African Immigrants

By Haaretz

Israel’s Immigration Authority began rounding up African migrants on Sunday, with eight arrests reported in Eilat and central Israel.Read More


Euro 2012 Soccer Tourney Used to Recall Shoah

By JTA

Israeli students have launched a social media campaign which uses the Euro 2012 soccer games to commemorate the Holocaust.Read More


Israeli Monkey Farm Accepts Export Compromise

By Haaretz

Representatives from Israel’s Mazor monkey breeding farm said Sunday they will accept a High Court of Justice ruling which green-lights the sale of 40 monkeys bred in captivity for experiments in the Unites States, but bans the export of 50 monkeys born in the wild.Read More


Settlements Could Spark Protests, Bibi Warned

By Haaretz

Mideast experts warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that construction policies in the settlements or the burning of a major mosque by extremists could help trigger a violent uprising in the West Bank.Read More


Netanyahu Gets His Way on Settlements

By Haaretz

Likud cabinet ministers discovered this week, not for the first time, that anyone who makes deals with settlers in the territories and wants their votes in the primaries, will meet them in demonstrations outside his home.Read More


Hollande Wants Deeper French Ties to Israel

By JTA

Francois Hollande, the new French president, said he wanted to deepen ties with Israel.Read More


Met Museum Sticks With Gertrude Stein Label

By JTA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York never substantially changed its label on its exhibit of the Gertrude Stein collection, continuing to ignore the Jewish writer’s Vichy sympathies.Read More


Obama Has Commanding Lead Among Jews: Poll

By JTA

Gallup has started tracking Jewish voters for the 2012 presidential elections, and its findings are commensurate with other polling, with President Obama enjoying a 35 point lead over Mitt Romney.Read More


Shimon Will Bring Necklace for Michelle

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres didn’t receive his President’s Medal of Freedom last month with other award recipients - he will have his own ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, at the White House, one that will end with special performance for about 140 guests.Read More


Romney Aide: 'There'll Be New Sheriff in Town'

By Haaretz

“When Mitt Romney is president, Iran will understand that there is a new sheriff in town and that his position is that the only thing worse than the U.S. using force would be for Iran to have nuclear weapons”, according to Richard Williamson, a senior foreign policy adviser to the Republican presidential candidate.Read More





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