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Green Groups: Israeli Fence 'Ruins Landscape'

Environmental groups have asked the Defense Ministry to reconsider the construction of a new fence along the southern end of Israel’s border with Egypt, saying it would cause irreversible damage to the region’s unique landscape.Read More


Dave Eggers Shuns Günter Grass Event

By Haaretz

U.S. author Dave Eggers, announced he will not attend the award ceremony to accept a literary prize he has been awarded by the Günter Grass Foundation following the controversy over Gunter Grass’s publication of a poem criticizing Western hypocrisy over Israel’s nuclear program.Read More


Bibi Will Ask Cabinet To Legalize Outposts

By Haaretz

Following the recommendations of Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of Likud ministers on Tuesday that he will ask the cabinet to approve the status of the Bruchin, Sansana and Rachalim, respectively.Read More


Adelson Gives $5 Million To Back Republicans

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to the Newt Gingrich presidential bid, has donated $5 million to a Super PAC supporting Republican candidates.Read More


Palestinian Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

By JTA

At least 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended hunger strike.Read More


Google Street View Israel Set To Launch

By JTA

Google’s Street View in Israel will go online next week.Read More


Iran Nuclear Experts Watch N. Korea Test

By Haaretz

A dozen Iranian nuclear experts visited North Korea last week to observe its failed rocket launch on Friday, South Korean state news agency Yonhap’s Washington correspondent reported on Sunday.Read More


Denmark Wants Answers on Activist's Beating

By Haaretz

The Danish ambassador to Israel Liselotte Plesner asked Israeli authorities on Monday for clarifications over the beating of a pro-Palestinian activist by a senior Israel Defense Forces officer which took place on Saturday.Read More


Anti-Semitic Vandals Wreck Quebec Cottages

By JTA

Vandals broke into several Jewish-owned summer cottages in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, defacing at least two with anti-Jewish hate messages and swastikas.Read More


Faded Catskills Resort Burns Down

By JTA

The former Brown’s Hotel, once a popular resort in the Catskill Mountains, has burned down.Read More


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