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Striking Israeli Diplomats Refuse To Assist Citizens Abroad

By Barak Ravid

The Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that it would not be able to provide assistance to Israelis traveling abroad for the time being, an unprecedented move sparked by the growing sanctions imposed by the ministry’s union of employees.Read More


Memo Looking at Motives of Gifford's Alleged Attacker Cites Congresswoman's Faith

By JTA

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabriel Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant.Read More


Protester Death Shows IDF May Be Using Dangerous Type of Tear Gas

By Avi Issacharoff and Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Questions are surfacing about Israel’s use of tear-gas grenades, as security officials investigate the recent death of a protester at the weekly demonstration near the separation fence at the West Bank village of Bil’in. A 36-year-old woman, Jawaher Abu Rahmah, died on Saturday morning.Read More


Israel Will More Than Double Investment in Birthright

Israel’s government will more than double its investment in the popular Birthright Israel program.Read More


Outgoing Mossad Chief: Iran Won't Have Nukes Before 2015

By Yossi Melman (Haaretz)

Meir Dagan, who retired from his post as Mossad chief on Thursday after eight years, does not believe Iran will have nuclear capability before 2015.Read More


Singer Debbie Friedman Is Hospitalized

By Ben Harris (JTA)

Songwriter Debbie Friedman has been hospitalized in Orange County, Calif.Read More


Bibi Asks U.S. To Free Convicted Spy Pollard

By Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama requesting the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard for humanitarian reasons.Read More


IDF Contradicts Account of Palestinian’s Death

By JTA

The Israeli military is saying that there is no evidence that a Palestinian woman reportedly killed at a West Bank security fence protest died from tear gas poisoning.Read More


Hoenlein and Assad Meet in Damascus

By JTA

Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.Read More


N.Y.'s Cuomo Urged To Restore Kosher Enforcement Division

By JTA

Lawmakers, Jewish leaders and kosher businesses are lobbying New York’s new governor Andrew Cuomo to restore the state’s kosher law-enforcement division.Read More





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