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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


Israel Strikes Gaza, Following Rocket Attacks in Southern Israel

By JTA

Israeli combat planes pounded the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the worst barrage of rocket attacks on southern Israel in two years.Read More


Ukraine Gives Yad Vashem Access to Holocaust-Era Archives

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz Service)

In a modest ceremony, with no media presence, a trailblazing agreement was signed last month between Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Authority and the archives of the Ukrainian KGB. The agreement is expected to upgrade historical research on the fate of hundreds of thousands of Jews who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The Ukrainian security services will supply Yad Vashem with invaluable World War II documents, including lists of deported and murdered Jews, the minutes of meetings held by officials of the Ukrainian security forces following the liberation of the concentration and death camps, and information on the trials of those involved in killing Jews.Read More


Palin Arrives in Israel, Is Scheduled To Meet Netanyahu

By JTA

Potential 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin arrived in Israel for what is being called a private visit.Read More


Israeli Knesset To Hold Hearings on J Street

By JTA

Is turnabout fair play when Israel examines the critics who would examine its actions?

Groups on the Jewish left expressed outrage after the Knesset subcommittee on public diplomacy voted to convene hearings on J Street, the Washington-based lobby that calls itself “pro-Israel, pro-peace.”Read More


House Bill Could Force U.S. to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

By JTA

Top Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a bill that would strip the president of his power to waive a law requiring him to move the embassy to Jerusalem.Read More


Israel Seizes Ship Carrying Weapons for Gaza

By JTA

Israel’s Navy intercepted a ship bound for Egypt that the Israeli military said was smuggling weapons for use by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Olmert To Be Indicted in Real Estate Scandal

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is among 18 people who will be indicted in Israel’s largest real-estate scandal.Read More


Bibi: Palestinian Public Must Hear Abbas Condemn Itamar Attack

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to express to the Palestinian public his condemnation of the deadly attack at a West Bank settlement over the weekend.Read More


White House Slams Cuba's Sentence for Alan Gross

By JTA

The Obama administration condemned the 15-year sentence handed down by a Cuban court to Alan Gross.Read More





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