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Barak Sells Swank Pad for $7 Million

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has sold his luxury apartment in the Akirov Towers in Tel Aviv for 26.5 million shekels, or about $7 million.Read More


Online Call for Peace Takes Off in Israel

By Haaretz

An online call for peace initiated by an Israeli couple has managed to achieve the support of 1,000 Israelis and Iranians. And it all began with two posters.Read More


Baltimore Jewish Paper Ordered To Liquidate Assets

By JTA

A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered a trustee to run Alter Communications, the publishing firm of the Baltimore Jewish Times that was unable to reorganize under Chapter 11.Read More


Al Qaeda Chief Offers Swap for Weinstein

By JTA

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a video that he would swap an American hostage for prisoners in the U.S. with links to the organization.Read More


Israel Wants U.N. Pic Tweeter Fired

By JTA

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has called for the dismissal of a U.N. agency employee based in Jerusalem who tweeted an incendiary photo during recent violence between Gaza and Israel.Read More


Israeli Army Bars Documentary on West Bank

By Haaretz

The IDF Spokesperson’s unit has recently forbidden the screening of an Israeli documentary film about the West Bank legal system before an Israeli Defense Forces unit.Read More


Nazi-Hunters Made Demjanjuk Infamous

By Haaretz

John Demjanjuk, who died on Saturday morning at a nursing home in southern Germany, would have died in a nursing home in Ohio if it had not been for small, dogged groups of attorneys in the justice departments of Israel, the United States and Germany.Read More


Iran Has Not Yet Decided on Bomb: Report

By Haaretz

Israel’s intelligence services agree with American intelligence assessments that there is not enough proof to determine whether Iran is building a nuclear bomb, according to a report published Sunday in the New York Times.Read More


John Demjanjuk, Nazi Camp Guard, Dies

By JTA

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, has died in a retirement home in southern Germany, police said Saturday.Read More


Bin Laden Wanted Backers To Tout Palestine

By JTA

Osama bin Laden chided terrorists in his network for not making the Palestinian cause a primary issue.Read More





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