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Paul Auster: Unlike Turkey, Israel Has Free Speech

By Haaretz

Noted American Paul Auster author defended his decision to refuse a Turkey visit over the limits the country places on free speech on Wednesday, after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused him of having double standards for visiting Israel.Read More


Israel Army Chief Says Iran Must Be Stopped

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that the threats facing Israel have increased and intensified in recent years due to regional instability. He also said that Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons must continue to be disrupted.Read More


Really, Really Rainy January in Israel

By Haaretz

The month of January saw the highest number of rainy days in one month on record in Israel, according figures from the Israel Meteorological Service.Read More


U.N. Chief Tells Bibi To Stop Building Settlements

By Haaretz

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem and urged Israel to halt settlement construction in the West Bank.Read More


Holocaust Property Site Hits 2 Million Entries

By JTA

A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records.Read More


L.A. Foundation Aids Returning Veterans

By JTA

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles awarded some $200,000 in grants for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and financial literacy programs.Read More


Netanyahu Romps to Win in Likud Party Primary

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the Likud party’s primary. With 85 percent of the votes tallied early Wednesday the PM beat his rival Moshe Feiglin 75 percent to 24 percent.Read More


U.S. Olympian To Represent Israel in London Games

By Haaretz

American pole-vaulter Jillian Schwartz will represent Israel at this summer’s London Olympics. The Illinois native said immigrating increased her chances of competing.Read More


Hamas Prime Minister To Visit Iran

By JTA

Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, will visit Iran.Read More


Iran More Willing To Attack U.S., Intelligence Official Says

By JTA

Iran’s leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress.Read More





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