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In Israel, Right-Wing Activists Put on House Arrest

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem District Court released five right-wing extremists to house arrest, days after being indicted for monitoring Israel Defense Forces operations in the West Bank in an attempt to thwart the demolition of illegal outposts.Read More


D.C. Mayor Settles Passover Election Suit

By JTA

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray has settled a lawsuit brought against the District of Columbia by a local rabbi over the date of special elections.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Father: I Want To Give Back

By Haaretz

Noam Shalit, the father of the former Israel Defense Forces soldier who was recently released from Hamas captivity, said Tuesday that he decided to run for the Labor Party list because he wants to give something back to Israeli society.Read More


Archeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Bread Stamp

By Haaretz

A 1,500-year-old seal with the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah has been discovered near the city of Acre.Read More


Israel Prepares To Absorb Syrian Refugees

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Tuesday that Israel is preparing to absorb Alawite refugees once Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime collapses, which he expects to happen in the coming months.Read More


Israel Approves Harsh Measures for Illegal Migrants

By Forward Staff

Israel is imposing newly strict measures on illegal migrants and those who assist them.Read More


Bibi Mulls Gestures to Palestinians for Talks

By Haaretz

At the request of American and Jordanian authorities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering several confidence-building measures vis-a-vis the Palestinians. In return, the prime minister expects Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue the talks that began in Jordan a week ago, and to refrain from pursuing statehood at the United Nations.Read More


Gilad Shalit's Father Plans Run for Office

By Haaretz

Noam Shalit, father of the ex-Israel Defense Forces soldier who spent five years in Hamas captivity in Gaza, announced on Monday that he intends to run for a place on the Israel Labor Party list for the next Knesset.Read More


Israel Bill Would Outlaw Holocaust Imagery

By JTA

A Knesset committee has approved a law that would prohibit the use of Holocaust and Nazi terms and symbols.Read More


Panetta: U.S. Won't Let Iran Block Oil Route

By Forward Staff

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta vowed that the United States would take action if Iran obtained nuclear weapons or blocked a waterway used to transport oil from the Persian Gulf.Read More


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