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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


Netanyahu Marks 70 Years Since 'Final Solution'

By Haaretz

The Israeli government has the “right, duty and capability” to prevent the elimination of the Jewish people and the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting.Read More


Gingrich Pounds Romney in South Carolina

By Forward Staff

Newt Gingrich swept to a win over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, throwing the GOP race wide open. Next stop: Florida.Read More


Polls: Gingrich Surging Ahead in S. Carolina

Opinion polls suggested former House Speaker Newt Gingrich surged ahead of frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina as the state prepares to vote Saturday in its Republican primary.Read More


General: U.S. and Israel 'Share' Understanding

By Haaretz

U.S. Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Friday night that that Israel and the U.S. have a shared understanding of security concerns in the Middle East region.Read More


Meshal Won't Seek Reelection to Hamas Post

Hamas chief Khaled Meshal will not seek reelection as the organization’s political leader in forthcoming elections, he told a meeting in Khartoum three weeks ago.Read More


Cantor May Endorse a Presidential Candidate

By Forward Staff

Eric Cantor says he may step into the Republican presidential race after all.Read More


GOP Calls for One Israel 'For All People'

By JTA

The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution calling for “a united Israel governed under one law for all people.”Read More


Obama Touts Support From Israelis in New Video

By JTA

President Obama’s reelection campaign unveiled a video featuring testimonials from Israeli leaders a day after he raised $500,000 from Jewish donors.Read More


Newsletter Blurs Face of Itamar Murder Victim

By Haaretz

A religious-Zionist Jewish studies center this week published a photograph of the members of the Fogel family who were murdered last March in the settlement of Itamar, but blurred the face of the mother for modesty reasons.Read More





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