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Suspect Is Held in Anti-African Firebombings

By JTA

Police arrested a 20-year-old resident of south Tel Aviv for firebombing the homes of African asylum seekers living in his neighborhood.Read More


Government Slammed for Putting Settlers Above Law

Legal figures expressed surprise that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein had thrown his support behind Netanyahu’s move to oppose the demolition of the structures built on private Palestinian land in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.Read More


Netanyahu Planning for Elections by Fall

By Haaretz

Likud sources said on Saturday that the national elections are likely to be held between September and November.Read More


Ex-Shin Bet Chief: Right-Wing Settlers Poses Threat

By Haaretz

Right-wing extremism is Israel much more violent than that originating in the political left, former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin was recorded as saying on Friday, adding that an attempt to evacuate West Bank settlements could result in an event similar to the assassination of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.Read More


Haredi Army Service Could Decide Israel Vote

By Haaretz

Israel’s political system will know whether or not it’s heading for early elections following the vote on a replacement to the so-called Tal Law on May 9, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday, adding that his Yisrael Beiteinu party has exhausted its obligations to the coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Orthodox Plan Rally Against Dangers of Internet

By JTA

Haredi Orthodox leaders are planning what they say will be a massive rally in New York City to call attention to the dangers of modern digital technology.Read More


Ex-Shin Bet Boss: Bibi Can't Be Trusted on Iran

By Haaretz

Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin expressed harsh criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday in a meeting with residents of the city of Kfar Sava, saying the pair is not worthy of leading the country.Read More


Top Dutch Rabbi Gets Award From Queen

By JTA

The queen of the Netherlands is naming one of the country’s chief rabbis an officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, among Holland’s highest honors.Read More


Israelis Sue Swiss Banks for Looted Deposits

By Haaretz

Two Israelis are preparing to file a $260 million lawsuit against the Swiss government and two Swiss banks for allegedly refusing to return money and valuables deposited by their parents shortly before World War II.Read More


Government Wants 90-Day Reprieve on Illegal Outpost

By JTA

The Israeli government plans to request that an Israeli Supreme Court order to dismantle part of a West Bank settlement be postponed for 90 days.Read More





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