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  • Jerusalem Day On Wednesday Commenorates Unification of the City

     
    An Israeli national holiday, Jerusalem Day on May 12 commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The Chief Rabbinate of Isreal declared Jerusalem...
  • San Diego judge grants asylum to ex-Israeli spy

    San Diego judge grants asylum to ex-Israeli spy
    The son of a Hamas founder who became a Christian and an Israeli spy will be granted U.S. asylum after he passes a routine background check, an immigration judge ruled Wednesday. A deportation hearing Wednesday for 32-year-old Mosab Hassan Yousef...
  • In Theory: An interview with Desmond Tutu

    Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has announced that, after his 79th birthday in October, he is to resign from nearly all of his official commitments and withdraw from public life, the United Kingdom's Guardian newspaper reported last week. He...
  • Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman

    Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman
    To the End of the Land A Novel David Grossman Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95 From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can...
  • 7 Israelis Killed in String of Attacks

    7 Israelis Killed in String of Attacks
    EILAT, Israel (CNN) -- At least seven Israelis were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in southern Israel Thursday when attackers fired shots at a civilian bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile,...
  • Jewish leaders blast ultra-Orthodox use of Holocaust symbols in demonstration

    Jewish leaders blast ultra-Orthodox use of Holocaust symbols in demonstration
    Israeli political and religious leaders are condemning a weekend protest here in which ultra-Orthodox Jews used symbols identified with the Holocaust to allege they are being unfairly treated by other Israeli Jews over their beliefs. Ongoing religious...
  • On Faith: Israel offers Arabs 'a genuine future'

    Joseph Farah, an Arab author, wrote: "As an Arab-American journalist who has spent a good deal of time covering the region, I can tell you there is more freedom for Arabs in Israel than in any Arab state." Salma Abedallah, an Israeli Arab-Muslim, echoed:...
  • The rise of Avigdor Lieberman

    The rise of Avigdor Lieberman
    Israel is becoming a right-wing country. That is the most significant thing you need to know about Tuesday's election returns. In a sense, this is no surprise. Israel has been moving right for years. It was not until 1977 -- almost 30 years after the...
  • Israel's identity crisis

    Israel's identity crisis
    From 1948 on, the Arabs still living in Israel -- those who didn't flee or weren't driven out when the state was established -- were allowed to become citizens. They could vote in free elections, criticize the government and run for public office,...
  • Israel's right turn

    Israel's right turn
    Change is not in the air in Israel. The public mood is as unyielding as Jerusalem stone after a three-week war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and a national election campaign that focused more on conflict management than on conflict resolution. Voters...
  • Israels true friends

    John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt are at it again, attempting to poison the well of American politics with their misleading depiction of an Israeli stranglehold on presidential candidates and elected officials like us. In their Op-Ed article, the...