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Hamas Picks Haniyeh To Head Gaza Politburo

By Haaretz

Hamas recently held secret elections for the leadership of the organization’s Gaza political bureau, officials in the militant group told Haaretz. According to the officials, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh won the race by a significant margin.Read More


Company Apologizes for 'Holocaust' T-Shirt

By JTA

A Danish fashion company has apologized for a T-shirt featuring a six-pointed star after critics complained it evoked the Star of David that the Nazis forced Jews to wear.Read More


Israel Asks Court To Delay Settlement Evictions

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a panel of ministers decided on Monday night to instruct the State Prosecution to ask the High Court of Justice for another extension for the eviction of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El, after a previous attempt to delay the evacuation of five buildings in a West Bank settlement failed.Read More


Congress Wants $680 Million for Iron Dome

By JTA

The House Armed Services Committee reportedly is proposing $680 million in additional funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.Read More


Turkey Blocks Israel From NATO Summit

By Haaretz

Turkey has refused to allow Israel to participate in a NATO conference set to take place in Chicago on May 20, because the Israel has not apologized for the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a raid on a ship taking aid to Palestinians, a Turkish official said on Monday.Read More


Google Street View Bares Jerusalem's Beauty

By Haaretz

Street View, the Google maps technology that allows users to pan 360-degree views of streets and sights, was launched Thursday in Israel with views of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.Read More


Non Jew Can Sue Over Anti-Semitism: Court

By JTA

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish.Read More


Obama: I Will 'Always Be There for Israel'

By JTA

President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would “always be there for Israel” and defended his administration’s record on preventing atrocities.Read More


Jewish Brothers Stand Trial for Teen Beating

By Forward Staff

In a case that is widely being compared to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the trial of two Orthodox Jewish brothers accused beating a black teenager will begin today in Baltimore.Read More


Report: Abbas Cuts Contact With Fayyad

By Haaretz

Communication channels between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad are completely cut off, Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Sunday in London. According to the report, the two top Palestinian officials cut all forms of communication, after Fayyad refused to head a delegation to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week.Read More


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