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Israelis Mark Birthday of Captured Soldier Gilad Shalit

By Haaretz

Dozens of Israelis took part in a demonstration outside the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, to mark the birthday of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who is being held captive by Hamas for the past five years.Read More


New York Braces for Hurricane Irene's Punch

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of coastal areas prone to flooding in advance of Hurricane Irene, including some neighborhoods that are home to large Jewish communities.Read More


After Quake, Cathedral Parishioners Will Worship at Synagogue

By JTA

After their building took a battering from Tuesday’s earthquake, parishioners from Washington National Cathedral will instead worship in a Washington synagogue.Read More


Thousands Join Social Protests in Israel

By Haaretz

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday night to participate in demonstrations protesting the high cost of living in Israel.Read More


Gaza Factions Agree to New Truce

By JTA

The main Palestinian factions in Gaza agreed to a new ceasefire with Israel.Read More


Strauss-Kahn Ready To Say 'Au Revoir' to U.S.

By Forward Staff

Dominique Strauss-Kahn plans to return to France soon.Read More


Egyptians Stage 'Million Man' Anti-Israel March

By Haaretz

Who and how many will take part in today’s million-man demonstration in Tahrir Square? It is not expected to be one of the routine demonstrations that have shaken Egypt since January. This time, Tahrir Square will confront Egypt’s foreign policy. The headline of the demonstration is “Million-man demonstration to expel the Israeli ambassador,” and most of the protest groups have announced that they will participate. Egyptian anger is not only directed at Israel which killed five soldiers during the terrorist attack near Eilat last week, but also against the Egyptian government’s policy toward Israel.Read More


Report: Israel Will Allow Egyptian Troops in Sinai

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel will soon allow Egypt to deploy thousands of troops in the Sinai Peninsula, the Economist reported on Friday.Read More


Mother and Child Face Deportation From Israel

By Haaretz

A foreign worker and her 4-year-old daughter, who was born and educated in Israel, were due to be deported yesterday after a judge denied a petition to delay the move.Read More


Barak Nixed Pre-Emptive Attack on Gaza

By Haaretz

Barak last week decided not to authorize a preemptive strike before the terrorist attack on the Egyptian border, a senior official in Jerusalem said. Barak feared that the move would spark a serious conflagration in the Gaza Strip.Read More





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