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Ariel Sharon Moves Fingers, Knows Family, Son Says

By Haaretz

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a massive stroke six years ago and is in a coma, responds to some requests and has but on some weight, despite being fed intravenously, his son, Gilad Sharon, told the New York Times.Read More


Abbas Wants Fatah Prisoners Released Too

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is pushing Israel to release Fatah prisoners following the Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange deal that freed IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, citing a promise he said he received from former prime minister Ehud Olmert, Time magazine reported on Thursday.Read More


Netanyahu Offers Partial Settlement Freeze

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s willing to freeze government construction in West Bank settlements as well as all construction on government land there. In return, he needs an agreement by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume direct peace talks.Read More


Obama Calls Gadhafy's Death End of Era

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the death of Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the Libyan people, and is an opportunity for them to determine their own destiny.Read More


Noam Shalit Disputes Claim Son Was Treated Well

By Haaretz

Noam Shalit, father of recently released Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, said on Thursday that claims his son was not tortured during his time in Hamas captivity should be taken “with a grain of salt.”Read More


Gadhafy Killed as Libyans Seize Holdout Town

By Forward Staff

Libya’s ruling former rebels say they have captured the hold-out town of Sirte, and unconfirmed reports say they killed ex-leader Moammar Gadhafy.Read More


Two St. Louis Day Schools Agree To Merge

By JTA

Two St. Louis Jewish day schools, a Reform and a Conservative, have voted to merge.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Captors Say He Was Treated Well

Zuhair Al-Qaisi, leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, the organization that captured Gilad Shalit, told the newspaper Al-Hayat that from the day Shalit was taken prisoner, government officials from various Arab countries passed on messages from Israel, saying that serious moves would not be made against them if they immediately released Shalit.Read More


Palestinian Leader Says Time Not Right for 'Serious' Talks

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday that Palestinian-American relations are currently strained, and that many Palestinians are very disappointed with the yields of diplomacy, but he stressed that the Palestinians are committed to the peace process.Read More


Shalit Prepares for Simchat Torah at Home

By Haaretz

A day after returning to his home in Mitzpe Hila after five years in Hamas captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will mark the Simchat Torah holiday at home with his family on Wednesday night.Read More





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