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Israel Will Go Ahead With East Jerusalem Construction

By Haaretz

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has given final authorization to build 1,600 apartments in East Jerusalem, and will approve 2,700 more in the next few days.Read More


Obama and Netanyahu Talk About Security

By JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed peace and security issues a day after the State Department reprimanded Israel on new housing in Jerusalem.Read More


Growing Israel Protests Spread to More Cities

By Ilan Lior and Revital Hovel (Haaretz)

Protests against the rising costs of living marched on Wednesday in several cities across Israel. In Holon, protesters in the Jesse Cohen neighborhood burned tires and blocked roads after city inspectors ordered them to dismantle their tent compound within 24 hours. Most of the people occupying the tents are homeless.Read More


U.S. Ambassador Vows To Enhance Security Cooperation With Israel

By JTA

Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, said the United States will continue security cooperation with Israel “to even greater levels.”Read More


Judge Rules New York's Kosher Law Is Constitutional

By JTA

New York State’s revised kosher law is constitutional, a federal judge ruled.Read More


Barghouti Warns Against U.S. Veto of Palestinian State

By JTA

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti said worldwide protests will result from a U.S. veto of a Palestinian state at the United Nations.Read More


Hillel Plans Tent Cities on U.S. College Campuses

By JTA

The tent movement is spreading.Read More


Baltimore Rabbi Jacob Max Dies at 87

By JTA

Jacob Max, a longtime Baltimore-area rabbi who in 2009 was convicted of sexual offense, has died.Read More


Blogger Charged With Threatening To Kill Sen. Lieberman

By JTA

The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.Read More


Hamas Sees Progress in Talks for Release of Gilad Shalit

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk believes that internal pressure in Israel and changes in the composition of the Israeli negotiating team will lead to positive movement toward reaching a prisoner exchange deal that will include the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More





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