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Jerusalem Mayor: Homes Cannot be Demolished for Political Reasons

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not given the Jerusalem municipality permission to demolish homes in the eastern Arab neighborhoods on the basis of political reasons, Mayor Nir Barkat said on Tuesday.Read More


Seven Small Earthquakes Rock Northern Israel

By JTA

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit northern Israel, the seventh temblor in two days.Read More


Sec. Clinton: Bibi's Settlement Freeze Plan Is 'Very Promising'

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz Service)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to extend a freeze on West Bank settlements in return for diplomatic and security incentives.Read More


N.Y. Rabbis Leave Muslim-Jewish Project

By JTA

Two rabbis in western New York have pulled out of a Muslim-Jewish outreach effort, charging that the national sponsor is involved in Islamic fundamentalism.Read More


Bibi Poised To Win Support for Settlement Freeze

By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will apparently be able to muster a majority of his diplomatic-security cabinet to approve an additional 90-day freeze on West Bank settlement construction in exchange for an incentive package from the United States.Read More


Auction of Madoff Family Possessions Brings in $2 Million for Victims

By JTA

Personal property of Jewish financier Bernard Madoff were sold in an auction that raised more than $2 million to repay the victims of his multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.Read More


Sharon Moved Home for First Time in Five Years

By Yanir Yagna and Dan Even (Haaretz)

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was taken back to his home on the Sycamore Farm in the Negev on Friday morning, for the first time since he fell comatose from a stroke five years ago.Read More


Beck Attacks Soros, Jewish Leaders Outraged

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Jewish leaders expressed outrage at an attack by Glenn Beck on George Soros’ World War II childhood.Read More


U.S. To Store More Weapons in Israel

By JTA

The United States will store an additional $400 million in emergency military equipment in Israel.Read More


Secretary Clinton: Israeli Housing Plans Are Counterproductive

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israeli plans to build additional housing in eastern Jerusalem is counterproductive to peace talks.Read More





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