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Airline Passengers See Push Toward Gender Segregation

By Haaretz

El Al passengers are reporting an uptick in the number of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More


Toulouse Gunman To Be Buried in France

By JTA

The body of the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in France instead of Algeria, as his father requested.Read More


Settlers Move Into Hebron Home Near Patriarchs Cave

By JTA

Several dozen settlers moved into a home located near the Cave of the Patriarchs that they say they purchased.Read More


Israelis Protest Soccer Violence Against Arabs

By Haaretz

Some 100 Israelis took to the streets in Jerusalem on Wednesday in protest of the attack by Israeli soccer fans on Arab cleaning personnel at the capital’s Malha shopping center.Read More


Toulouse School Gets Anti-Semitic Hate Mail

By JTA

The Jewish school in France where a gunman killed three children and a teacher has received a rash of anti-Semitic hate mail and phone calls since the attack.Read More


Chicago Synagogue Hit by Vandals

By JTA

The words “Jews murder” were spray-painted outside one of Chicago’s oldest congregations.Read More


Mofaz Must Warm Up to Israeli Public

By Haaretz

Starting today, Shaul Mofaz is the political alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu. Until yesterday, Mofaz was Tzipi’s problem. Now he’s Bibi’s problem. It’s still too early to predict how much of a threat Mofaz and Kadima will present to Netanyahu and the Likud, but one should not underestimate Mofaz: he is determined, he’s hungry and he has his eye on the prize.Read More


Israeli Ex-Pats Should Get More Rights: Study

By JTA

Israel should give Israeli migrants absentee voting rights for their first four years abroad and finance schools for the children of Israelis in the Diaspora, a new policy paper recommends.Read More


Tunisia Decries Anti-Semitism by Sharia Backers

By JTA

Tunisia’s religious affairs ministry condemned anti-Semitic epithets shouted at a rally in Tunis calling for the imposition of Islamic law in the country’s new constitution.Read More


Ahead of 'Land Day,' Activists Descend on Lebanon

By Haaretz

Dozens of international delegations comprising hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists began arriving in Lebanon on Wednesday, ahead of massive protests planned for Land Day, which commemorates the 1976 deaths of six Israeli Arabs protesting Israeli government land policies.Read More





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