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Europe To Denounce Israeli West Bank Actions

By Haaretz

The 27 foreign ministers of the European Union are expected on Sunday to issue a harsh denunciation of Israel’s activities on the West Bank. The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council will criticize violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and will call on Israel to remove restrictions on Palestinian construction and economic development projects in Area C of the West Bank, which under the Oslo Accords was under exclusive Israeli control.Read More


Thousands of Israelis Mount New Protests

By Haaretz

A number of social justice rallies were held across Israel on Saturday evening, with the largest taking place in Tel Aviv where thousands of people gathered in Rabin Square.Read More


Small Earthquake Rattles Northern Israel

A light earthquake was felt Friday in several cities throughout northern and central Israel.Read More


Palestinians Seek To Avoid Conflict on Nakba Day

By Haaretz

The political storm that swept across the country this week obscured the huge dramas that are continuing to roll across the Middle East. The Arab Spring refuses to end.Read More


Shimon Peres Has Successful Hernia Surgery

By Haaretz

President Shimon Peres underwent surgery on Friday to treat a hernia in his abdomen. He was hospitalized in the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, and doctors said the operation was successful.Read More


Steven Schwager Quits Post as JDC Leader

By JTA

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s CEO is stepping down.Read More


Britain Pushes To Ease Iran Insurance Sanction

By JTA

Britain reportedly is urging its European partners to reconsider one of the most biting Iran sanctions among those set to kick in this summer.Read More


Israeli Leftists Debate New Coalition Government

By Haaretz

A number of prominent Israeli politicians and hundreds of activists from various organizations attended a left-wing conference organized by Peace Now on Friday.Read More


Kadima Lawmakers Blast Coalition Deal

Kadima lawmakers explicitly expressed their discontent following a surprise deal that introduced the party into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition on Friday, with a split in the one-time opposition faction seeming likelier than ever.Read More


Obama Spurs Israeli Debate on Gay Marriage

By Haaretz

Comments by U.S. President Barack Obama in support of same-sex marriage in an ABC News interview on Wednesday have sparked debate in among Israeli ministers and MKs, and also among U.S. Jewish groups.Read More





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