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Slingshot Names Top Ten Innovative Groups

By JTA

Slingshot added a Top 10 list to its newly released annual guide to innovative Jewish programming in North America.Read More


Shalit Walks With Mother on First Morning

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces medical officers arrived at the home of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on Wednesday, a day after the former Hamas captive was freed in a prisoner exchange deal.Read More


Journalists Slam Egyptian Interview of Shalit

By Haaretz

Israeli officials harshly criticized an Egyptian television interview with soldier Gilad Shalit minutes after Hamas militants freed him in a prisoner swap Tuesday, saying the questioning was inappropriate and insensitive.Read More


Tony Blair Calls Shalit Deal Opening to Peace

By Haaretz

The envoy for the Middle East Quartet of peacemakers, Tony Blair, on Tuesday welcomed Gilad Shalit’s release from Hamas captivity, saying that it was a “moment of great joy” for the soldier and his family as well as for the families of the Palestinian prisoners released as part of an agreement between Israel and HamasRead More


Israel Should Rethink Hamas Blockade, Opposition Says

Israel must re-evaluate its relations with Hamas following the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Kadima MK Nachman Shai said on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet to take advantage of what he called a “small window of opportunity.”Read More


Susan Sarandon Calls Pope a 'Nazi'

By JTA

Susan Sarandon is under fire after referring to the German-born Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.Read More


Bibi Expected To Lead Somber Shalit Welcome

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Bibi Says Israelis 'United in Joy and Pain'

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Released Palestinians Welcomed as Heroes

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoners freed Tuesday in a prisoner exchange for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit crossed into the West Bank and Gaza, where huge crowds and dignitaries greeted them in ecstatic celebration.Read More


Maryland Camp Gets $1 Million for Conservation

By JTA

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava has received $1.36 million from the state of Maryland to permanently set aside 230 acres for conservation.Read More





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