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Rearrested Shalit Swap Suspect Starts Hunger Strike

By JTA

A Palestinian woman freed in the Gilad Shalit swap has been on a hunger strike since being rearrested for involvement in terrorist activity.Read More


Congressmen Escape Injury in Temple Mount Riot

By JTA

American Jewish leaders called on the Knesset to tighten security at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem in the aftermath of a rock-throwing attack on one of the leaders and two Jewish congressman.Read More


New West Bank Rail Line Planned

By Haaretz

Israel Railways has prepared a major plan for providing train service throughout the West Bank to serve both Israelis and Palestinians.Read More


WikiLeaks: Israel Hit Iran Last Year

By Haaretz

The mega-leaks website, WikiLeaks, has partnered with the hackers cooperative Anonymous, to publish internal emails of the American strategic intelligence company Stratfor. In one of the hacked emails, Stratfor officials discuss information obtained from one of their sources who reports that Israeli commandos, in cooperation with Kurdish fighters, have destroyed Iranian nuclear installations.Read More


'Footnote' Fails To Win Foreign Film Oscar

By JTA

“Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category.Read More


Raul Castro: Imprisoned Gross Is 'No Spy'

By JTA

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross “was no spy,” Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby.Read More


Black Congresswomen Go on J Street Israel Tour

By JTA

A group of African-American congresswomen toured Israel under J Street’s auspices.Read More


Harvard Hosts Conference on 'One State Solution'

By JTA

Harvard University is hosting a two-day conference on the one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Abbas Speech on Jerusalem 'Incitement,' Bibi Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday harshly condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a speech given at a conference in Qatar in which Abbas claimed that Israel is “trying to erase the Arab, Muslim, and Christian nature of Jerusalem”.Read More


'Footnote' Vies To Grab First Israeli Oscar

By Haaretz

The team behind “Footnote,” the Israeli film that has been nominated for an Oscar award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, spent the weekend at a number of events hosted in Los Angeles in the run-up to the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.Read More





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