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U.S. Official: Mistake to Cut Palestinian Aid

By JTA

Cutting off assistance to the Palestinian Authority and to the Lebanese government would create a void that radical forces could fill, a top Obama administration official said.Read More


Giffords Hopes to Return to Congress

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is determined to return to Congress.Read More


Israel Intercepts Latest Gaza Flotilla

By Haaretz

The Israel Navy on Friday afternoon intercepted two boats that approached the coast of the Gaza Strip with the intent to violate Israel’s naval blockade of the territory.Read More


Anti-Semitism Rises in U.S., ADL Report Says

By JTA

Anti-Semitism in the United States has increased slightly since 2009, according to an Anti-Defamation League survey.Read More


Britain and France Will Abtain on Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

A United Nations diplomat said that Britain, France and Colombia have decided to abstain during a vote on the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition by the UN Security Council.Read More


Gaza Activists Vow To Launch Series of Flotillas

By Haaretz

The two-ship flotilla heading for the Gaza Strip is the first in a series of small flotillas scheduled to arrive over the next few months, according to one of the organizers.Read More


Gilad Shalit Has Surgery for Old Wounds

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit underwent surgery on Friday to have shrapnel removed from a wrist and elbow.Read More


Flotilla Expects to Reach Gaza by Friday

By Haaretz

Ehab Lotayef, one of the Canadian organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla that set sail from Turkey on Wednesday, says that the ship is “halfway to Gaza” and expects to arrive at its destination “within the next two days.”Read More


Israel Freezes Contribution to UNESCO

By JTA

Israel will freeze its annual contribution to UNESCO in the wake of the agency’s vote to give full membership to the Palestinians.Read More


Gilad Shalit Shouldn't Go to Beach: Lawmaker

By JTA

A lawmaker from the haredi Orthodox Shas Party said Gilad Shalit should have spent his first Shabbat of freedom not at the beach but praying in synagogue.Read More





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