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Palestinian Unrest Hints of New Uprising

By Haaretz

Stormy protests over the past few weeks throughout the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, which reached a climax yesterday, may not be a negligible and coincidental series of incidents.Read More


Green Groups Say Road Will Kill Jerusalem Forest

By Haaretz

Irrevocable damage would be caused to the Jerusalem Forest by a new road in the capital, say environmentalists.Read More


Houston School Makes State Hoops Final Four

By JTA

A Modern Orthodox school in Houston has made it to the semi-finals of the state-wide AA boys basketball tournament for private and parochial schools.Read More


Iran Steps Up Nuclear Work, Watchdog Says

By JTA

A confidential report from the U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has rapidly ramped up its nuclear activities in recent months.Read More


Israel To Get New Shekels, Yet Again

By Haaretz

The State of Israel is only 64 years old, but it has had three different currencies - the lira, which replaced the Eretz Israel lira; then the old shekel; and then in 1985, the new shekel. Now, 26 years after that last change, the Bank of Israel is considering changing the name of the country’s currency once again, in 2013, when it issues a new series of banknotes. The new currency will probably be called the Israeli shekel.Read More


Police Stop Demonstration on Temple Mount

By JTA

Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site.Read More


Israel Presented No Position at Talks: Palestinians

By Haaretz

The only document Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far presented to the Palestinians during the recent peace talks in Amman is a list of 21 topics for discussion in negotiations on a final-status agreement, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Barak Slams Peres for Opposing Strike on Iran

By Haaretz

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak strongly criticized President Shimon Peres on Thursday, after a Haaretz report revealed that Peres is expected to tell U.S. President Barack Obama that he does not believe Israel should attack Iran in the near future.Read More


Ryan Braun Wins Appeal of Drug Ban

By Forward Staff

National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun won his appeal of a suspension imposed after he allegedly failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs.Read More


JINSA: Defense Cuts Would Be 'Devastating'

By JTA

Defense cuts likely to ensue from the failure of the Obama administration and Congress to agree on the budget would jeopardize U.S. security, according to a Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs paper.Read More





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