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Israel's Katsav Heads to Prison for Rape Conviction

By Haaretz

Former President Moshe Katsav will enter Ma’asiyahu prison in Ramle on Wednesday to begin serving a seven-year jail term for two counts of rape and other sexual offenses. Katsav must report to the jail by 10 A.M. on Wednesday.Read More


Teen Sets Jewish Classmate's Hair on Fire

By JTA

A Canadian teenager was arrested for allegedly setting a Jewish classmate’s hair on fire after making anti-Semitic remarks.Read More


Rare Singing Geese Spotted in Israel

By Haaretz

After more than a decade, a flock of nine singing swans was spotted in the Hula Valley on Monday. The swans came from northern Europe, and are considered one of the largest species of flying birds.Read More


Barak and Army Chief Joke About Female Soldiers

Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz ordered reporters to refrain from publishing remarks made concerning female soldiers during a visit to an army drill in Israel’s North on Tuesday.Read More


State Department: Gutman Won't Leave Post

By JTA

U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman will remain in his position, despite his statements that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is prompting some global anti-Semitism.Read More


Jailhouse 'Bar Mitzvah' Chaplain Fined

By Forward Staff

Rabbi Leib Glanz, a fired correction chaplain famous for organizing lavish jailhouse “bar mitzvahs,” will pay a $2,500 fine for accepting a gift from an inmate. The gift, valued at $500, was given to Glanz by Tuvia Stern, a longtime fugitive apprehended in 2006 for bilking Jewish investors out of some $1.7 million.Read More


Ads Featuring Women Return to Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Advertisements featuring women are beginning to appear on billboards in parts of Jerusalem, where the absence of female images had prompted a public outcry earlier this year.Read More


Germany Relaxes Criteria for Holocaust Survivors

By JTA

Following negotiations with the Claims Conference, Germany has agreed to loosen the criteria for payment to certain survivors of ghettos.Read More


Dad: Gilad Shalit Wasn't on Hunger Strike

By Haaretz

Gilad Shalit did not go on hunger strike while in Hamas captivity, Shalit’s father Noam said in a media conference on Monday, adding a few more details concerning his son’s 5-year imprisonment in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Gap Between Israeli Rich and Poor Widens

By Haaretz

The gap between the rich and poor in Israel has substantially widened, as for most countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development , according to a new report published on Monday.Read More





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