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New Yorker Editor Slams Gingrich Remark

By Haaretz

Newt Gingrich’s claim that Palestinians are an ‘invented people’ is alarming and reflects the GOP frontrunner’s mercurial personality, says New Yorker editor David Remnick.Read More


Ambassador Vows Israel–Egypt Treaty Will Be Preserved

By Haaretz

Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, told reporters on Monday that he was “sure that the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel will be preserved.”Read More


Bibi Convenes Meeting After Settlers Vandalize Base

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency discussion with Israeli defense officials on Tuesday, following an attack by right-wing activists on an IDF base in the West Bank.Read More


Congressional Panel Agrees on New Iran Sanctions

By Forward Staff

U.S. lawmakers agreed Monday to impose new sanctions on Iran.Read More


Israeli Task Force Could Enforce Gender Equality

By Haaretz

The outcry over the disappearance of women from the public eye has reached the Knesset, where the Committee on the Status of Women will discuss the issue Tuesday morning and set up a task force to consider imposing sanctions against businesses that discriminate against women.Read More


Facing Eviction, Settlers Vandalize IDF Base

By Haaretz

Fifty settler youth entered a central West Bank military base early Tuesday morning, threw rocks, vandalized military vehicles, and caused general mayhem. The settlers were acting in response to a rumor that the IDF would act to evict West Bank settlement in accordance with a Supreme Court ruling August.Read More


Activists Seize Religious Sites on Jordan Border

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces scrambled to the otherwise calm border with Jordan on Monday, after several right-wing activists took control of structures located near the border with Israel’s neighbor to the east.Read More


Bibi: Men and Women Must Remain Equal

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out Monday against the recent attempts at excluding women from the public sphere on the part of the ultra-Orthodox, saying that “equality between men and women is absolute – that is how it has always been, and that is how it will continue.”Read More


Israel Marks 50 Years Since Eichmann's Capture

By JTA

On the 50th anniversary of Adolf Eichmann’s capture for trial in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the event shaped Jewish history.Read More


Israel's New Egypt Ambassador Arrives in Cairo

By Haaretz

Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt has arrived in Cairo on Monday, Egyptian airport officials told the Associated Press. The ambassador arrived in Cairo, three months after rioters ransacked the Israeli Embassy in the Egyptian capital.Read More





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