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Israel Asks Court To Delay Settlement Evictions

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a panel of ministers decided on Monday night to instruct the State Prosecution to ask the High Court of Justice for another extension for the eviction of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El, after a previous attempt to delay the evacuation of five buildings in a West Bank settlement failed.Read More


Congress Wants $680 Million for Iron Dome

By JTA

The House Armed Services Committee reportedly is proposing $680 million in additional funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.Read More


Turkey Blocks Israel From NATO Summit

By Haaretz

Turkey has refused to allow Israel to participate in a NATO conference set to take place in Chicago on May 20, because the Israel has not apologized for the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a raid on a ship taking aid to Palestinians, a Turkish official said on Monday.Read More


Google Street View Bares Jerusalem's Beauty

By Haaretz

Street View, the Google maps technology that allows users to pan 360-degree views of streets and sights, was launched Thursday in Israel with views of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.Read More


Non Jew Can Sue Over Anti-Semitism: Court

By JTA

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish.Read More


Obama: I Will 'Always Be There for Israel'

By JTA

President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would “always be there for Israel” and defended his administration’s record on preventing atrocities.Read More


Jewish Brothers Stand Trial for Teen Beating

By Forward Staff

In a case that is widely being compared to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the trial of two Orthodox Jewish brothers accused beating a black teenager will begin today in Baltimore.Read More


Report: Abbas Cuts Contact With Fayyad

By Haaretz

Communication channels between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad are completely cut off, Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Sunday in London. According to the report, the two top Palestinian officials cut all forms of communication, after Fayyad refused to head a delegation to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week.Read More


In Gas Decision, Egypt Blames Business Dispute

By Haaretz

Egyptian engineer Hani Dahi, executive director of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, said on Monday that the military council and the government had no part in the decision to terminate Egypt’s agreement to provide natural gas to Israel.Read More


Israel's Fallen Soldier Memorial Is Vandalized

By JTA

The iconic memorial to Israel’s fallen soldiers at Ammunition Hill was vandalized days before the national Memorial Day observance.Read More





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