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IDF Chief Urges 'Swift and Painful' Gaza Operation

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz marked the three-year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead on Tuesday by hailing it “an excellent operation that achieved deterrence for Israel vis-a-vis Hamas.” However, he warned, cracks have emerged in that deterrence over time, and a second round of fighting in the Gaza Strip is not a matter of choice for Israel.Read More


Israel Can Use Natural Resources in the West Bank

The High Court of Justice has authorized Israel to exploit the West Bank’s natural resources for its own economic needs by rejecting a petition against the operation of Israeli-owned quarries in the territory.Read More


Iran Threatens To Block Mideast Oil

By JTA

Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.Read More


U.S. In Talks With Egypt To Keep Israel Pact

By Haaretz

The United States is engaged in secret talks with Egypt’s ruling military council geared at ensuring that the country’s democratically elected regime will maintain its peace treaty with Israel, top Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said on Tuesday.Read More


Handler, Ex-Brandeis Leader, Killed in Car Crash

By JTA

Evelyn Handler, who served as the fifth president of Brandeis University from 1983 to 1991, was killed last Friday after being struck by a car.Read More


Thousands Protest Gender Segregation

By Haaretz

Thousands of Israelis rallied to protest gender segregation in Beit Shemesh, a town that has become a symbol for the struggle against religious extremism.Read More


Germany Adds Payouts to Holocaust Victims

By JTA

Germany has agreed to changes to one of its restitution programs that will add payouts of approximately $3,300 to some 10,000 Jews, the Claims Conference announced.Read More


Thousands To Protest Treatment of Women

By JTA

Thousands are expected to participate in a rally in the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh against women’s exclusion and violence against females by haredi Orthodox men.Read More


Former Aide Says Ron Paul Is Anti-Israel

By Haaretz and Forward Staff

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul supports calls for the abolishment of Israel as a Jewish state, and the return of it in its entirety to the Arabs, though he is not an anti-Semite, a former senior aide of the libertarian Texan congressman wrote in a blog on Monday.Read More


Haredim to Secular Media: Help Us Pressure Extremists

By Haaretz

One after another the Haredim came up to the reporters. Some gave their full names, some refused to give any name or - as with one leading rabbi — asked that their names not be published. Some approached in the streets of Beit Shemesh, some made a phone call.Read More


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