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Gilad Shalit Joins Facebook

By Haaretz

Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier who was released from captivity in October after five and a half years, has recently opened a Facebook page.Read More


Mel Gibson Rant Victim Gets Day in Court

By JTA

The sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson and was the subject of his anti-Semitic rant should be able to take his workplace discrimination case before a jury, a Los Angeles judge ruled.Read More


Synagogue Firebombing Reward Is Raised

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League has raised its reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for throwing firebombs into a New Jersey synagogue.Read More


Israel Flunks Nuclear Safety Tests

By Haaretz

Israel came close to the bottom of a new survey examining the security conditions of nuclear materials held in 32 different countries.Read More


Top General Heads to Israel as Iran Fears Rise

By Haaretz

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday for talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and other senior defense and intelligence officials.Read More


Thais Hunt Terrorist Aiming to Target Jews

Thailand’s intelligence services launched a manhunt Friday for a Hezbollah operative who is part of a terror cell planning attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Bangkok.Read More


Israelis Safe After Cruise Ship Disaster

By Haaretz

Seven Israelis were rescued from an Italian cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast. There was no accounting for more than 100 Americans on board.Read More


Haredi Leader: Most of Us Are Not Extremists

By Haaretz

Most ultra-Orthodox Israelis want to work and sought to take part in last summer’s cost-of-living protests, but extremists in the community - including its politicians - have prevented them from doing so, said MK Chaim Amsellem yesterday.Read More


Israel Denies CIA Impersonation Report

By Haaretz

A senior Israeli government official has called “absolute nonsense” a report in Foreign Policy that Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran.Read More


U.S. Rejects Columbia Civil Rights Claim

By Naomi Zeveloff

Federal authorities rejected a civil rights complaint that claimed an Orthodox student was told to avoid a class because the professor is critical of Israel.Read More





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