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Israel 'Regrets' Killing Egyptian Police in Terror Fight

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Saturday that Israel regrets the deaths of three Egyptian policemen who were killed on Thursday by Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Thursday.Read More


Cantor and Lieberman Will Skip Beck's Jerusalem Rally

By JTA

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) will not be attending Glenn Beck’s upcoming rally aim Jerusalem.Read More


Bibi: Retaliation for Terror Attacks Just Beginning

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the targeted killing of the Popular Resistance Committee heads was only the beginning of Israel’s response to the attacks in South Israel Thursday that left eight Israelis dead and over twenty wounded.Read More


Jerome Shestack, Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate, Dies at 86

By Forward Staff

Jerome J. Shestack, a prominent human rights activist who served for decades as a leader of the agency and chaired AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights from 1989-1992.Read More


Report: DSK Accuser Offers To Drop Charges if Settlement Reached

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for the hotel maid suing Dominique Strauss-Kahn reportedly told the ex-IMF chief’s lawyers that he would work to get criminal charges if they reach a settlement of the civil suit against him.Read More


Russ Feingold Will Stay Out of Wisconsin Race

By JTA

Former senator Russ Feingold has taken himself out of contention for both a Wisconsin Senate seat and a run for governor.Read More


Suicide Bomber Strikes on Egypt Side of Border

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

A suicide bomber exploded Friday morning next to a group of Egyptian soldiers on the Israeli-Egyptian border, security sources told Haaretz. The man is thought to be part of the group that carried out the terror attacks on Thursday.Read More


Driver Recounts Deadly Terror Attack on Bus

By Revital Levy-Stein (Haaretz)

The driver of Egged Bus 392 was headed along Route 12, about 27 kilometers north of Eilat, when he saw the car up ahead signaling frantically. Benny Bilefsky slowed the bus, thinking there had been a traffic accident. But then he saw two Egyptian soldiers in camouflage uniforms doing something to the border fence just 15 meters from the road, where an Egyptian army post stands on the other side.Read More


Palestinians Fire Rockets Into Israel on Day After Terror Attacks

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Less than a day after coordinated terror attacks killed eight Israelis, Palestinian attacks on Israel continue as 10 Grad and Qasasm rockets were fired Friday morning at Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Gat.Read More


Netanyahu Vows To Respond to Terror Attacks

By Anshel Pfeffer and Revital Levy-Stein (Haaretz)

Israel retaliated for the terror attacks that killed seven people with air strikes on targets in Gaza. The strikes killed six people, including a Palestinian commander.Read More





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