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Palestinian Prisoner Will End Hunger Strike

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan announced Tuesday that he will be ending his 66-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to release him.Read More


Polish Prisoners Take on Jewish Studies

By Haaretz

An unusual initiative to teach Jewish studies at some 50 Polish prisons has resulted, according to prison psychologists, in very positive results in rehabilitation efforts. According to numerous senior officers who initiated the project, “Recognizing the Jewish Nation, its Customs and World” substantially reduces the level of hostility felt by inmates toward strangers, and restrains their violent impulses.Read More


Chavez Rival Called a Zionist, Neo-Nazi

By Forward Staff

Venezuela state media is accusing the man who will challenge Hugo Chavez in October’s presidential election of everything from backing “international Zionism which threatens to destroy the planet” to being a being a member of a neo-Nazi sect.Read More


Bibi: Arab Spring Inflating Israel's Defense Costs

By JTA

The Islamistization of the Arab Spring movement has placed “enormous pressure” on Israeli defenses and progress in the peace process, Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders.Read More


Prime Minister's Aide Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau chief resigned over a sexual harassment scandal.Read More


Israel Named Safest Investment Destination of Decade

By Haaretz

Israel’s financial market represents the safest return on investment among a group of 24 developed countries in the last decade, a study by finance network Bloomberg revealed on Monday, this despite what the study cites as the many threats the country faced during that time period.Read More


Anti-Semitism Drops by 16% in France, Study Says

By Haaretz

The year 2011 saw a 16.5% drop in anti-Semitism in France, according to a study released by the French service for the protection of the Jewish community (SPCJ) together with the French Interior Ministry.Read More


Obama and Bibi to Meet in March

By JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet early next month.Read More


Oliver Stone's Son: Dad Welcomes Islam Conversion

By Forward Staff

“My dad said, ‘Allah be with you.’ My father understands that I am trying to bridge certain gaps and bring about peace.”Read More


Bibi's New Border Proposal Looks Familiar

By Haaretz

Three weeks after the end of the talks that took place between Israel and the Palestinians in Amman, Israeli officials revealed their version of the events, laying the blame on the failure of the talks on Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.Read More





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