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Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Checkpoint Over Land Day

By Haaretz

Clashes erupted on Friday in the north of Jerusalem between IDF soldiers and Palestinian protesters marking Land Day. Protesters at the Kalandia checkpoint hurled rocks at soldiers, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas.Read More


Sarkozy Compares Toulouse Rampage to 9/11

By JTA

Following a sweep of arrests of suspected Islamic militants, French President Nicolas Sarkozy compared the fatal attack outside a Jewish school in Toulouse to the trauma of 9/11.Read More


Jewish Groups Hold Anti-Hunger Seder for Lawmakers

By JTA

Jewish organizations hosted a Seder for members of Congress to highlight the importance of fighting hunger in America.Read More


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





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