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Illegal Settlers Start To Evacuate Migron

By JTA

Jewish families began evacuating the West Bank outpost of Migron.Read More


Hamas and Fatah Still Feuding

By Haaretz

A new Hamas government was sworn in at 10 A.M. on Sunday morning at the Palestinian parliament in Gaza. Ismail Haniyeh will continue serving as prime minister, with some reshuffling of cabinet ministers. The health minister, for example, who has suffered harsh criticism in light of Gaza’s deficient health system, will be replaced.Read More


Bialystok Court Jails Four for Anti-Semitic Acts

By JTA

A court in Bialystok, Poland sentenced four young men to a year in prison in part for racism and anti-Semitism.Read More


Hal David, 'Walk on By' Songwriter, Dies at 91

By Forward Staff

Songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach like Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk on By,’ and ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’ from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at the age of 91.Read More


Berlin Shows Solidarity — With Yarmulkes

By Haaretz

“Berlin wears a yarmulke,” the popular BZ local newspaper declared to its readers on Saturday. The reason: the front page presented a photo of five Berlin celebrities posing with skullcaps – including Mayor Klaus Wowereit, one of the best known gay politicians in Europe.Read More


U.S. Admits War Games With Israel Downsized

By JTA

U.S. military officials admit that an upcoming joint U.S.-Israel military exercise has been downsized, but deny that it is because of mistrust of Israel.Read More


Some Illegal Settlers Start To Move From Migron

By JTA

Jewish families began evacuating the West Bank outpost of Migron.Read More


IDF Fears Hezbollah Takeover of Border

By Haaretz

Israel’s Northern Command fears the eruption of violent clashes within Lebanon and the possibility of a greater conflict between Lebanese citizens, officials said Saturday.Read More


Israel Official: Gov't Stole Palestinian Land

By Haaretz

The supervisor in charge of the Defense Ministry’s separation barrier project has blamed the Ministry of Housing and Construction as well as the police for breaking the law and invading privately-owned Palestinian lands in the West Bank.Read More


Women Dominate One Israel Council

By Haaretz

When Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon Regional Council in the northern Negev, saw the Interior Ministry directive instructing local authorities to appoint at least one woman on the panel of judges for the Outstanding Worker Award, she couldn’t help but laugh.Read More





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