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ADL Calls Sarkozy and Obama 'Unpresidential'

The Anti-Defamation League called a reported exchange between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama disparaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “decidedly unpresidential.”Read More


Peace Now Activist Gets Graffiti Death Threats

By JTA

Threatening graffiti was spray painted on the home of a Peace Now activist, one day after the group’s offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat.Read More


No Trial Move for Leiby Kletzky's Accused Killer

By Forward Staff

The accused killer of little Leiby Kletzky will face trial in Brooklyn after an appeals court reportedly rejected his bid for a change of venue.Read More


Sarkozy Tells Obama: Can't Stand 'Liar' Bibi

By Forward Staff

French President Nicolas Sarkozy told U.S. President Barack Obama last week he was fed up with dealing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and considered him a liar.Read More


Barak Says No Decision Made on Attacking Iran

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday played down speculation that Israel intended to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, saying it had not decided to embark on any military operation.Read More


Two Yeshiva Students Killed in Van Crash

By Maia Efrem

Two Connecticut yeshiva students were killed and several injured when their bus crashed and rolled down an embankment. They were returning from their homes after a weekend in Brooklyn.Read More


Gilad Shalit Kept Journal in Captivity

By JTA

Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit drew and kept a journal while being held by Hamas in Gaza.Read More


Supreme Court Set To Hear Jerusalem Passport Case

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments in a case that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have their birthplace listed as Israel on their passports.Read More


Bibi: Settlements Must Be Legal

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he intends on operating according to Israeli law when it comes to dismantling illegal outposts in the West Bank.Read More


Tweets Wrongly Say Ariel Sharon Dies

By Haaretz

Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel who has been in a coma for the last five years, was mistakenly declared dead on Sunday over a social media network by one of Europe’s leading politicians.Read More





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