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New Flotilla Heading for Gaza

By Haaretz

The Israeli Navy is tracking two ships, believed be part of a new flotilla to Gaza, that departed Wednesday from Turkey headed for the Gaza Strip, according to the IDF spokesperson.Read More


Israeli Rabbi Charged With Sex Abuse

By JTA

Modern Orthodox leader Rabbi Mordechai “Motti” Elon was indicted for the sexual assault of a minor.Read More


Bibi: Israel 'Right' To Build Settlements

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that construction in Jerusalem is Israel’s right and obligation, referring to his recent decision to accelerate settlement building in response to the Palestinians’ newly granted UNESCO membership.Read More


Anti-Arab Yeshiva Shut Down by Israel

By JTA

Israel’s Education Ministry has closed down a West Bank yeshiva high school whose students have been identified as being involved in attacks against Palestinians.Read More


Holocaust Museum Won't Treat Le Pen as VIP

By JTA

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National and a contender in France’s presidential elections next year, will not receive special treatment when she visits the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.Read More


WikiLeaks Founder Can Be Extradited, Court Rules

By Forward Staff

Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website that has published thousands of secret government documents, can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual abuse there last year, a British court reportedly ruled.Read More


Report: Israel Is Major Asset to U.S.

By Haaretz

A new report argues that Israel is an underappreciated strategic asset to the U.S.Read More


Cairo Rioters Get Slap on Wrist

By JTA

Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.Read More


Iran Warns of Heavy Price if Israel Attacks

By Haaretz

Iran’s military chief warned Wednesday that an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear development sites will come at a heavy price, according to the Iranian ISNA news agency.Read More


Liberal Jews Blast Critics of Occupy Wall St.

By JTA

A group of liberal Jewish activists, former politicians and union leaders released a statement denouncing opponents of Occupy Wall Street for accusing the movement of anti-Semitism.Read More





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