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Bibi Appoints Yoram Cohen as Israel's Next Shin Bet Chief

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he has appointed Yoram Cohen as the next chief of Israel’s general security services, the Shin Bet.Read More


Pope Visits Mass Grave of Nazi Victims

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI visited the mass grave of the victims of a Nazi massacre near Rome.Read More


Will Carter Press for Alan Gross's Release During Cuba Visit?

By JTA

Jimmy Carter is scheduled to visit Jewish leaders during a trip to Cuba, leading to speculation that the former U.S. president will ask the Cuban government to release jailed American contractor Alan Gross.Read More


A Procession of ‘Shirtwaists’

By Joy Resmovits

A few hundred marchers assembled this morning at Union Square in New York City, preparing for a solemn procession to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, where 146 young immigrants perished in a fire 100 years ago today. For many years, the Triangle fire was the worst industrial accident in New York City.Read More


Bibi: Israel's Reaction to Rocket Attacks Will Be Measured

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that if Hamas chooses to escalate cross-border tensions, Israel’s reaction to the attacks will be measured.Read More


Jerusalem Bomb Kills British Tourist

By JTA

The lone casualty in the bombing at a bus stop in central Jerusalem was a British woman studying at Hebrew University.Read More


Sec. Gates Arrives in Israel After Blast

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Israel, where he is expected to press Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks in the wake of increased unrest.Read More


Two Rockets From Gaza Reach Deep Into Israel

By Yanir Yagna (Haaretz)

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two Grad rockets at southern Israel on Thursday, as cross-border tensions continued to escalate.Read More


Bomb Explodes at Jerusalem Bus Stop, One Dead, 30 Hurt

By Nir Hasson and Haaretz Service

A bomb exploded Wednesday at a crowded bus stop outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, just opposite the central bus station. One woman was killed and at least 30 people were wounded in the incident, three of them seriously.Read More


Former Israeli President Katsav Sentenced to Seven Years for Rape

By Ofra Edelman (Haaretz)

Former President of the State of Israel Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday, for after he had previously been found guilty of rape and other sexual offenses.Read More





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