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Israel Releases Some Palestinian Tax Money

By JTA

Israel released $100 million in tax funds it had withheld from the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Muslim Brotherhood Leads in Early Egypt Results

By Haaretz

The Muslim Brotherhood appeared to be leading Egypt’s first elections after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Islamist movement looks set to be the strongest force in the country.Read More


ACLU Sues Over 'Boycott Israel' Bus Ad

By JTA

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against a Michigan bus agency that refused to post an advertisement calling for a boycott of Israel.Read More


Massive Development Back on Track in Jerusalem

By Haaretz

A last-minute change to the new master plan for the Jerusalem area could open the door to reviving a massive housing project planned for the west of the city that was shot down in 2007.Read More


New Iran Nuclear Plant Blast 'No Accident': Report

By Haaretz

A mysterious blast which reportedly rocked Isfahan in western Iran on Monday damaged a key nuclear facility in the city, the Times of London reported on Wednesday.Read More


Iran Could Make Four A-Bombs: General

By Haaretz

Former Israeli Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said Tuesday that Iran had enough material to develop “four or five” nuclear bombs, adding that it was imperative for Israel to maintain good relations with members of the international community capable of dealing with that threat.Read More


Cause of Iran Blast Still Unclear

By JTA

The cause of an explosion that rocked an Iranian city that houses a key nuclear facility remains unclear.Read More


Israel Apologizes to Pregnant Photographer

By JTA

Israel’s Defense Ministry apologized to an American New York Times photographer who was forced to go through an X-ray machine during a security check despite being pregnant.Read More


Kobe Bryant Works Out at Jewish Center

By Forward Staff

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant showed up to shoot hoops at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca. He’s not the first NBA star to hit the gym at the JCC lately.Read More


Egyptians Line Up for Second Day of Elections

By Haaretz

Polls opened Tuesday for a second day of voting in Egypt’s landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in a popular uprising earlier this year.Read More





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