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Fearing Death, Shalit Went on Hunger Strike

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Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit went on a hunger strike that put his life in danger shortly before his release.Read More


Arson Suspected at Florida Judaica Store

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A fire at a Jewish bookstore in South Florida is being investigated as arson.Read More


U.S. Ambassador Criticizes Anti-NGO Law

By Haaretz

The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, recently relayed a message to senior members of the Prime Minister’s Office that the Obama administration is concerned by proposed legislation that will potentially limit funding by foreign governments for nonprofit organizations.Read More


Clinton Shocked at Israeli Women's Status

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Israel’s treatment of women with that of Iran. She cited soldiers’ boycotts of women’s singing and back-of-the-bus seating.Read More


Barak: We Can't Allow Iran To Get Bomb

By Haaretz

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Saturday that Iran is getting closer to developing a nuclear bomb, and that new and more crippling sanctions should be imposed on the Islamic Republic.Read More


Bearded Chabad Rabbi Can Join U.S. Army

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A bearded Chabad rabbi has won his battle to join the U.S. Army without shaving his beard.Read More


Panetta Urges Israel To 'Mend Fences'

By Haaretz

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel on Friday to “reach out and mend fences” with Turkey, Egypt and other security partners in the Middle East, saying he is troubled by the Jewish state’s growing isolation in the volatile region.Read More


Islamic Parties Win 60% of Egypt Vote

By Haaretz

Although official results have not yet been published, Al-Jazeera reported on Friday night that the Islamist bloc won 60 percent of the vote in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections.Read More


Egypt Military Worried About Islamists

By Haaretz

Sources in Egypt’s ruling Supreme Military Council are deeply concerned about the results of the first round of parliamentary elections, the Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Saturday.Read More


Netanyahu Scraps Controversial Ad Campaign

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is canceling an ad campaign aimed at luring Israeli expatriates home that some American Jews have found offensive.Read More





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