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British Theater Urged To Back Settlement Boycott

By JTA

Three dozen British directors, writers and actors called on Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London to cancel an invitation to an Israeli theater company.Read More


Gravestone of Hitler's Parents Is Removed

By JTA

The gravestone of Adolf Hitler’s parents, which has become a shrine for neo-Nazis, was removed at the request of a relative.Read More


Iran-Backed Terror Group Plans Turkey Attacks

By JTA

A secret Iranian network of assassins is under orders to attack Jewish, Israeli and Western targets in Turkey, Sky News is reporting, citing intelligence sources.Read More


Norway Store Chain Dumps Settlement Products

By JTA

A major retail chain in Norway halted the sale of all “products originating from settlements in occupied territories,” including Ahava cosmetics.Read More


Jewish-Catholic Meeting Hits 'Crisis of Values'

By JTA

A “crisis of moral values” is at the root of the current global financial crisis, according to Vatican and Israeli rabbinical representatives who met in Rome.Read More


Bibi: Israel Can't Afford To Cut Taxes

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls to lower taxes and increase government spending on Sunday, saying that his government was using tax money to safeguard Israel’s security as well as its economy.Read More


Jerusalem's City of David Dogged by Politics

By Haaretz

At the end of October 1995, just days before he was assassinated, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin visited the upper part of the village of Silwan in East Jerusalem, accompanied by a large entourage.Read More


Mossad Cuts Back on Iran Spy Efforts

By Haaretz

A Time Magazine report revealed on Friday that Israeli intelligence services have scaled back their covert operations inside Iran.Read More


Syria Conference Unlikely To Shake Assad Rule

By Haaretz

The gathering of the “Friends of the Syrian People” in Istanbul, scheduled to open on Sunday, is the latest diplomatic move in a series of steps that have so far produced no real results.Read More


Pro-Palestinian Politician Wins British By-Election

By Haaretz

Pro-Palestinian politician George Galloway, won a landslide victory in the by-election for the Bradford West parliamentary seat in the U.K. on Thursday night.Read More





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