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Cairo Clashes Kill 20 Protesters

By Haaretz

At least 20 people were killed and 1,700 wounded in Cairo over the weekend in clashes between protesters and security forces in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s Health Ministry said on Monday.Read More


Egyptian Troops Storm Tahrir Square

By Haaretz

At least three people were killed on Sunday as Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to tents in the middle of Cairo’s Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault to drive out thousands of protesters after two days of clashes.Read More


U.S. Plans Tough New Iran Sanctions

By Haaretz

The United States plans new, tough sanctions on Iran, especially its petrochemical industry, after the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday there was credible evidence Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons.Read More


Bibi Freezes Bills on Funding Rights Groups

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to freeze the parliamentary process that would ratify bills aimed at limiting foreign funding of Israeli human rights organizations, sources said on Saturday, a week after a Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the bills.Read More


Qaddafi's Captured Son Dressed as Camel Herder

By Forward Staff

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the fugitive son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, was captured after a firefight in the Libyan desert, senior Libyan military commanders told CNN and other news agencies Saturday.Read More


Bernie Madoff Scam Started Earlier: Report

By Forward Staff

A longtime colleague of Bernie Madoff reportedly plans to plead guilty to fraud Monday and tell a court that his ex-boss’s Ponzi scheme began two decades earlier than Madoff has claimed.Read More


Europe Fails To Collect Hate Crime Data

By JTA

The European body monitoring hate crimes said that governments fail to provide adequate data.Read More


Parents Protest 'Extremist' Religious Schools

By Haaretz

Parents of some 400 children in the state religious school system have banded together to protest what they view as the extreme bent the system has taken.Read More


Author Quizzed for Helping Palestinians Into Israel

By Haaretz

Author and translator Ilana Hammerman was questioned by the police for the third time this week on suspicion of bringing Palestinians into Israel without a permit.Read More


Panetta Warns Iran Strike Bad for Economy

By Haaretz

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on the eve of talks with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that a strike on Iran could harm the world economy, saying the U.S. focus was on diplomatic pressure and sanctions.Read More





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