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Report: Strike on Iran Would Require 100 Planes

By Haaretz

Israel will need to use at least 100 planes and fly more than 1,000 miles above unfriendly airspace should it decide to attack Iran, The New York Times reported on Monday, citing the assessment of U.S. defense officials close to the Pentagon.Read More


Rabbi Elyashiv Wakes Up, Is Responsive

By Haaretz

Exactly two weeks after being hospitalized while unconscious and in critical condition, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community, opened his eyes for the first time, it was reported on Sunday.Read More


Barak's Iran Stance Worries White House

By Haaretz

Visits to Jerusalem by senior U.S. officials this week reflect a growing concern in Washington over the possibility that Israel will decide to attack nuclear sites in Iran. The Americans are particularly worried about the hawkish line that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has adopted on the matter. They apparently have the impression, however, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to come to a final stance on the dispute.Read More


Adelson Will Give $10 Million More to Gingrich

By JTA

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson reportedly has plans to give another $10 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nominRead More


Top General Calls Strike on Iran 'Premature'

By JTA

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview that an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be “destabilizing.”Read More


Lew Touts Obama Record to Jewish Leaders

By JTA

Jack Lew, President Obama’s chief of staff, met with Jewish leaders in New York and fielded questions about differences with Israel.Read More


Illegal Settlements Flout Mideast Peace Pact

By Haaretz

Settlers from West Bank outposts have taken control of land in Area B and are thus in breach of the 1995 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, says Dror Etkes, an anti-settlement activist.Read More


U.S.: Signs Point to Israeli Attack on Iran

By Haaretz

As senior U.S. security adviser Tom Donilon arrived in Saturday night to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue with top Israeli officials, a U.S. official has told Haaretz that all the messages from Israel in recent months pointed to the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran.Read More


Jerusalem Dodges Rare Snowstorm

By Haaretz

The Golan Heights and Mount Meron were covered in white on Saturday as Israelis flocked to the northern part of the country to witness the heavy snowfall.Read More


Would-Be Capitol Bomber Eyed Synagogue

By JTA

A Moroccan man who allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol had considered attacking a synagogue, according to authorities.Read More


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