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Shin Bet Chief Says Israel Got Good Deal in Shalit Swap

By Haaretz

Shin Bet security service director Yoram Cohen said Wednesday that the prisoner swap agreement reached between Israel and Hamas, with Egyptian mediation, to free Gilad Shalit included the best terms possible for Israel in regards to security.Read More


Israel Cabinet Approves Deal for Shalit's Release

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted early Wednesday morning to approve a prisoner swap that will see Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier that has been in Hamas captivity for the last five years, return to Israel.Read More


Shalit Release Deal Expected To Pass

By Haaretz

Hours following initial reports of a deal to secure the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet is expected Tuesday to easily pass the prisoner swap with Hamas.Read More


Netanyahu Vows to Bring Home Shalit 'Within Days'

By Haaretz

Abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2006, will return to Israel within days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, minutes after a deal that would secure Shalit’s release was announced.Read More


Inside Story Behind Deal for Gilad Shalit's Release

By Haaretz

The dramatic cabinet meeting planned to discuss the details of a deal to release abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was convened Tuesday evening after a breakthrough in talks geared at Gilad Shalit’s release over the past few days, in negotiations held in Cairo and mediated by Egyptian and German officials.Read More


Israel Protesters Plan National Strike

By JTA

Social justice protesters in Israel say they will hold a nation’s strike at the end of the month.Read More


Woman Sues, Claiming 'Drive' Is Anti-Semitic

By JTA

A Michigan woman has filed a lawsuit over the film “Drive,” charging that the trailer was misleading and that the movie is anti-Semitic.Read More


1939 Einstein Letter Goes on the Block

By JTA

A letter written by Albert Einstein to a Jewish New York businessman is up for sale.Read More


Archeologist Blasts City of David Project

An archaeologist who worked with the Elad association in Jerusalem’s City of David claims that the association and the Antiquities Authority are carrying out excavations “without any commitment to scientific archaeological work.”Read More


Exiled Libyan Jew Forced to Leave Again

By JTA

A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue will leave the country following angry protests.Read More





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