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Israeli Troops Shoot Settler by Mistake

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces shot and killed an Israeli early Friday in the southern Hebron region of the West Bank, when the man driving a vehicle did not notice a checkpoint and passed through without stopping. The soldiers involved in the incident said the shooting was accidental.Read More


Little Chance of Iran Backing Down: Scholar

By Haaretz

There isn’t any real chance of thwarting Iran’s nuclear program through escalated sanctions or negotiated compromise, an Iranian expert told Haaretz, days after the International Atomic Energy Agency published a report indicating that Tehran was seeking to develop nuclear weapons.Read More


Brooklyn Man Will Be Extradited in Racial Attack

By JTA

A Jerusalem court ordered the extradition of a Brooklyn man to the United States in connection with a racially charged 2008 attack.Read More


Panetta: Iran Strike Would Have Consequences

By Haaretz

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that military action against Iran’s contentious nuclear program could have unintended consequences.Read More


Dennis Ross, Top Mideast Advisor, Quits

By Nathan Guttman

Dennis Ross was a key advisor on the Middle East. His departure may reflect the administration’s backing away from active engagement in the peace process.Read More


Hispanic Leaders Go on AJC Israel Trip

By JTA

Twelve Hispanic-American leaders visiting Israel have discovered that Jews and Hispanics share common cultures and traditions.Read More


Ex-President's Rape Conviction Is Upheld

By JTA

Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the rape conviction of former President Moshe Katsav.Read More


Penn State Rocked: Paterno, Spanier Fired

By Forward Staff

Students rioted in the streets of State College, Pa., Wednesday night after Penn State’s board fired revered football coach Joe Paterno, who has been caught up in a spiralling child sex scandal involving a former top assistant coach.Read More


Palestinians Face Defeat on Statehood Bid at U.N.

By Haaretz

The Palestinian Authority has conceded defeat in its effort to have the state of Palestine recognized by a majority of the UN Security Council. The Palestinians learned on Tuesday that Bosnia planned to abstain in a vote on the issue, leaving the PA with only eight supporters, when nine are needed.Read More


Diplomats Expect Iran Attack by End of Year

By Haaretz

High-level British government officials believe that Israel will launch a military attack on Iranian nuclear sites within two months. Sources in the British government say that there is a consensus understanding that Israel will try to damage or destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities with American logistical support.Read More





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