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Bibi Expected To Lead Somber Shalit Welcome

By Haaretz

The Jewish people will not celebrate the freeing of murderers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to say in a short speech following the planned release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit on Tuesday.Read More


Israeli TV Stations Agree To Respect Shalit's Privacy

Israel’s top television news outlets signed an agreement on Monday that would regulate the ethical aspects of media coverage concerning Tuesday’s expected return of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Palestinian President Will Meet Task Force Despite Statehood Stand

By JTA

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is still scheduled to address the American Task Force on Palestine even though the PLO has cut off the group for not backing its statehood push.Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is still scheduled to address the American Task Force on Palestine even though the PLO has cut off the group for not backing its statehood push.Read More


Father Braves Protests as Court Hears Case Against Shalit Release Deal

By Haaretz

A High Court of Justice hearing on Monday heard petitions against the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap deal, and is set to rule later in the day on the last legal obstacle for an agreement that will see the IDF soldier freed in return for the release of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.Read More


Bibi Writes to Terror Victims To Explain Shalit Deal

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote to family members of the victims of attacks perpetrated by some of the 1,027 prisoners to be released in return for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Shalit Supporters Prepared for Release

By Haaretz

With the preparations for Gilad Shalit’s return to the family home at Mitzpeh Hila nearly completed, attention has now turned to other logistical arrangements in the Galilee community for his homecoming, including accommodating the needs of a large media contingent.Read More


Jewish Aging Group Sued by Madoff Trustee

By JTA

The trustee charged with recovering assets lost in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is suing the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged for $5.2 million.Read More


Israeli High Court Hears Appeal Against Shalit Deal

By Haaretz

Israelis opposed to a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas sought High Court intervention on Monday to block the release of hundreds of jailed Palestinians in return for captive Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad ShalitRead More


Iran Might Sabotage Shalit Deal, Mediator Warns

By Haaretz

Iran could still try and sabotage a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas that would set Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit free, top German intelligence officials said on Friday, adding that the situation will continue to remain “fragile” until Shalit’s arrival in Israel.Read More


Fake Toronto Rabbi Faces Immigration Rap

By JTA

A former lawyer who calls himself a rabbi was arrested in Toronto and faces extradition to the United States where authorities allege he ran a massive immigration fraud scheme.Read More





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