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Inside Look at Iran's Nuclear Program

By Haaretz

Iran is pursuing its nuclear weapons program at the Parchin military base about 30 kilometers from Tehran, diplomatic sources in Vienna say. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to release a report this week on Iran’s nuclear activities.Read More


Israel and U.S. Plan Largest Joint Exercise

By Haaretz

Israel and the U.S. will embark on the “largest” and “most significant” joint exercise in the allies’ history, said Andrew Shapiro, U.S. assistant secretary for political-military affairs, on Saturday.Read More


After Attacks, Israeli Towns Return to Life

By Haaretz

There is something touching about the note written on a scrap of paper that is carelessly pinned to the bulletin board of an apartment building in Ashdod. The handwriting is awkward and there are childish spelling mistakes. The note reads: “Shalom to the tenants. I lost the keys of the Peugeot car in your building during the fall of the Grad. If anyone found them, let him please call my phone.”Read More


U.S. Official: Mistake to Cut Palestinian Aid

By JTA

Cutting off assistance to the Palestinian Authority and to the Lebanese government would create a void that radical forces could fill, a top Obama administration official said.Read More


Giffords Hopes to Return to Congress

By JTA

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is determined to return to Congress.Read More


Israel Intercepts Latest Gaza Flotilla

By Haaretz

The Israel Navy on Friday afternoon intercepted two boats that approached the coast of the Gaza Strip with the intent to violate Israel’s naval blockade of the territory.Read More


Anti-Semitism Rises in U.S., ADL Report Says

By JTA

Anti-Semitism in the United States has increased slightly since 2009, according to an Anti-Defamation League survey.Read More


Britain and France Will Abtain on Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

A United Nations diplomat said that Britain, France and Colombia have decided to abstain during a vote on the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition by the UN Security Council.Read More


Gaza Activists Vow To Launch Series of Flotillas

By Haaretz

The two-ship flotilla heading for the Gaza Strip is the first in a series of small flotillas scheduled to arrive over the next few months, according to one of the organizers.Read More


Gilad Shalit Has Surgery for Old Wounds

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit underwent surgery on Friday to have shrapnel removed from a wrist and elbow.Read More





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