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European Union Adopts Iran Oil Embargo

By JTA

The European Union adopted an oil embargo against Iran.Read More


Army Boss: Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Should Serve

By Haaretz

Head of the Israel Defense Forces’ personnel directorate Major-General Orna Barbibai said on Monday that the IDF should enlist every Israel “into meaningful service.”Read More


Under Pressure, British Jews Cancel Abbas Meeting

By Haaretz

Jewish community leaders in Britain canceled a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to London last week after Israel pressured them to do so, according to two senior Israeli officials.Read More


Defying Bibi, Migron Settlers Refuse To Evacuate

By Haaretz

The ongoing controversy about the evacuation of the Migron outpost hit a new high Sunday, as settlers angrily rejected a compromise proposal offered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Settlers Angrily Refuse To Leave Illegal Outpost

By Haaretz

The ongoing controversy about the evacuation of the Migron outpost hit a new high Sunday, as settlers angrily rejected a compromise proposal offered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Muslim Cleric Probed for Incitement Against Jews

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel’s attorney general to open an investigation into Jerusalem’s top Muslim cleric, who called for killing Jews.Read More


Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress

By Forward Staff

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona’s first Jewish congresswoman, will resign later this week to focus on her rehabilitation, the Tucscon Democrat said Sunday.Read More


Giffords Resigns From Congress

By Forward Staff

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday she is resigning her seat in Congress.Read More


Bibi: Settlers Should Allow Outpost Demolition

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the demolition of the illegal West Bank outpost should go ahead peacefully, and with the agreement of residents, before the deadline of March 31 set by a High Court of Justice ruling.Read More


Israel's Channel 10 Can Keep Broadcasting

Deputy Attorney General Avi Licht published an opinion on Sunday that Channel 10’s broadcasting license could be extended for another year, even though the major Israeli channel has not paid its outstanding debt of some NIS 45 million.Read More





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