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Israeli Task Force Could Enforce Gender Equality

By Haaretz

The outcry over the disappearance of women from the public eye has reached the Knesset, where the Committee on the Status of Women will discuss the issue Tuesday morning and set up a task force to consider imposing sanctions against businesses that discriminate against women.Read More


Facing Eviction, Settlers Vandalize IDF Base

By Haaretz

Fifty settler youth entered a central West Bank military base early Tuesday morning, threw rocks, vandalized military vehicles, and caused general mayhem. The settlers were acting in response to a rumor that the IDF would act to evict West Bank settlement in accordance with a Supreme Court ruling August.Read More


Activists Seize Religious Sites on Jordan Border

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces scrambled to the otherwise calm border with Jordan on Monday, after several right-wing activists took control of structures located near the border with Israel’s neighbor to the east.Read More


Bibi: Men and Women Must Remain Equal

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out Monday against the recent attempts at excluding women from the public sphere on the part of the ultra-Orthodox, saying that “equality between men and women is absolute – that is how it has always been, and that is how it will continue.”Read More


Israel Marks 50 Years Since Eichmann's Capture

By JTA

On the 50th anniversary of Adolf Eichmann’s capture for trial in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the event shaped Jewish history.Read More


Israel's New Egypt Ambassador Arrives in Cairo

By Haaretz

Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt has arrived in Cairo on Monday, Egyptian airport officials told the Associated Press. The ambassador arrived in Cairo, three months after rioters ransacked the Israeli Embassy in the Egyptian capital.Read More


Israel Approves Etzion Settlement Expansion

By Haaretz

Israel’s military establishment has approved the establishment of a new, permanent neighborhood and a farm near the West Bank settlement of Efrat. The projects will go beyond the community’s current built-up area, constituting an effective expansion of the Etzion Bloc of settlements toward the north and north-east. After they are completed, Jewish settlement in northern Gush Etzion will reach the edges of Bethlehem’s southernmost suburbs.Read More


Novelist Naomi Ragen Found Guilty of Plagiarism

By Haaretz

After four years of adjudication, the Jerusalem District Court yesterday upheld the writer Sarah Shapiro’s plagiarism claim against best-selling writer Naomi Ragen. The court ruled that Ragen knowingly copied from Shapiro’s work in her novel “Sotah.”Read More


Orthodox Child Sex Abuse Details Revealed: Report

By Forward Staff

Brooklyn prosecutors say authorities have arrested 85 people in the Orthodox Jewish community on child abuse charges in the past three years, the New York Post reported Sunday, confirming earlier reports in the Forward.Read More


Baseball MVP Ryan Braun Failed Drug Test

By JTA

Ryan Braun, the first Jewish player in more than five decades to win one of baseball’s Most Valuable Player awards, has reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.Read More





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