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Right Wing Takes Another Shot at Israeli NGO's

By Haaretz

A new bill aimed at limiting foreign funding of Israeli non-governmental organizations was proposed by Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu on Wednesday, replacing two previous bills that have been proposed and subsequently frozen by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


AIPAC-Style Group Launched in South Africa

By JTA

A pro-Israel lobbying group modeled after AIPAC was launched in South Africa.Read More


Livni to Abbas: Don't Get Swept Away by Hamas

By Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority must return to Mideast peace talks with Israel, Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, adding that Palestinians should not allow themselves to be swept up by extreme Islamic forces.Read More


Adelsons Donate $5 Million to Birthright

By JTA

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are contributing an additional $5 million to Birthright Israel, which the organization says will move 2,000 applicants from waitlisted to traveling this winter.Read More


Israel Releases Some Palestinian Tax Money

By JTA

Israel released $100 million in tax funds it had withheld from the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Muslim Brotherhood Leads in Early Egypt Results

By Haaretz

The Muslim Brotherhood appeared to be leading Egypt’s first elections after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Islamist movement looks set to be the strongest force in the country.Read More


ACLU Sues Over 'Boycott Israel' Bus Ad

By JTA

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against a Michigan bus agency that refused to post an advertisement calling for a boycott of Israel.Read More


Massive Development Back on Track in Jerusalem

By Haaretz

A last-minute change to the new master plan for the Jerusalem area could open the door to reviving a massive housing project planned for the west of the city that was shot down in 2007.Read More


New Iran Nuclear Plant Blast 'No Accident': Report

By Haaretz

A mysterious blast which reportedly rocked Isfahan in western Iran on Monday damaged a key nuclear facility in the city, the Times of London reported on Wednesday.Read More


Iran Could Make Four A-Bombs: General

By Haaretz

Former Israeli Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin said Tuesday that Iran had enough material to develop “four or five” nuclear bombs, adding that it was imperative for Israel to maintain good relations with members of the international community capable of dealing with that threat.Read More





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