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IDF Preps for Possible Palestinian Uprising This Fall

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

As September draws nearer, the Israel Defense Forces has been conducting drills in order to contend with the possibility of a mass civilian uprising in the West Bank in the wake of the Palestinian bid to seek unilateral recognition in the United Nations.Read More


Dutch Parliament Bans Jewish, Muslim Ritual Animal Slaughter

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The lower house of the Dutch parliament voted to ban the ritual slaughter of animals, Reuters reported.Read More


Bibi Sidesteps Comment on Arrest of Controversial Rabbi

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz Service)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the arrest of Rabbi Dov Lior on Tuesday, saying that “Israel is a law-abiding state”. He added that “the law includes everyone and I call on all Israel’s citizens to uphold it.”Read More


New Effort To Prevent Palestinian Bid for Recognition

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz Service)

In a last-minute effort to stop the Palestinians from seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations in September, the Mideast Quartet is planning to present a new international peace plan at a summit in Washington on July 11, senior Israeli and European officials said Tuesday.Read More


Following Ramah Death, Jewish Camps Review Safety Practices

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

It’s the nightmare of every parent – and every teacher, youth leader and camp director.Read More


Israel Drops Threat to Journalists Aboard Flotilla

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israeli authorities to formulate a special procedure for journalists who are arrested on board the Gaza flotilla.Read More


U.S. Reps to Clinton: Protect U.S. Citizens on Gaza Flotilla

By JTA

Six Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ensure the safety of the American citizens who join the Gaza flotilla.Read More


Shin Bet Arrests Terror Cell Suspects

By Barak Ravid, Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) and Jonathan Lis

Israeli security forces have arrested a terror cell belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it was revealed Monday, which is suspected of planning to carry out several terror attacks in the Jerusalem area and to abduct an Israeli soldier.Read More


Palestinians Will Ask for UN Recognition

By JTA

The Palestinian leadership officially decided to go ahead with plans to ask the United Nations for recognition as an independent state.Read More


Gaza-Bound Flotilla Slated To Set Sail Tuesday

By Barak Ravid, Danna Harman (Haaretz) and Anshel Pfeffer

Israel will not allow any ships to breach its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his inner cabinet yesterday, during a discussion of the Gaza-bound flotilla expected to set sail tomorrow.Read More





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