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Israeli Army on Alert for Land Day Protests

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces has raised its alert level ahead of anticipated protests at Israel’s borders and West Bank checkpoints during Land Day, being marked today in commemoration of a government plan to expropriate Arab lands.Read More


Ayalon Jets to U.S. To Derail U.N. Probe

By Haaretz

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon made a lightning, secret visit on Thursday to Washington to seek U.S. help in thwarting the work of a UN-sponsored international committee to probe the West Bank settlements.Read More


Secret Maps Detail Settlement Land Grabs

By Haaretz

For years Israel’s Civil Administration has been covertly locating and mapping available land in the West Bank and naming the parcels after existing Jewish settlements, presumably with an eye toward expanding these communities.Read More


Palestinian Unity Deal Hits Snag: Abbas

By JTA

The Palestinian reconciliation deal between Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas has broken down.Read More


Toulouse Gunman Buried in Paris

By JTA

The body of the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse was buried in France rather than Algeria as his father had requested.Read More


Israel Mulls Reprieve for South Sudanese

By Haaretz

Israel’s foreign ministry recommended Thursday that the Interior Ministry extend the protection from deportation collectively afforded to refugees from South Sudan by an additional six months.Read More


Nevada Inmate Wins Right to Kosher Food

By JTA

The Nevada Department of Corrections, responding to an inmate’s lawsuit, agreed to provide Orthodox Jewish inmates with kosher-certified meals.Read More


London Mayor Candidate Apologizes for Jibes

By Haaretz

The Labour party’s candidate for the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has been forced to apologize for controversial remarks he made earlier this month in a meeting with central Jewish party activists.Read More


Adelson Says Newt Is at 'End of Line'

By JTA

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson said he believes GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is “at the end of his line” in the race.Read More


Elvis Fans Get Their Own Israel Tour

By JTA

A tour to Israel is appealing to Elvis fans, and it reportedly will not feature Elvis look-alikes.Read More





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