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  • ISRAEL: Parliament comes close to blows over flotilla raid

     
    A discussion in Israel's parliament Wednesday went from heated to a total boil as lawmaker Haneen Zoabi took the stand. Zoabi, an Arab Israeli legislator, took part in the Gaza flotilla and was aboard the Mavi Marmara during the ill-fated......
  • ISRAEL: Arab Israeli lawmaker could lose parliamentary privileges for being aboard Gaza flotilla

     
    As Israel continues to assess the May 31 flotilla raid and its diplomatic backlash in public and behind closed government doors, its parliament continues to deal with one of its own -- Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Israeli......
  • ISRAEL: Parliament might put an end to "Photoshop" models

     
    "You look too thin." It's one thing when your mother says it. When the Israeli Health Ministry says it, they mean a person's BMI (body mass index) is less than 18.5. And when legislators said it Monday, this meant a......
  • ISRAEL: Conversion bill rattles relations with U.S. Jews and Israeli politics

     
    A bill proposing (among other things) that control of conversions to Judaism be given to the country’s chief rabbinate, an orthodox body, is causing political controversy in Israel and threatening a big family feud outside it. The question of "who......
  • Israel Museum to unveil its new look after a major expansion and renovation

     
    JERUSALEM -- The Israel Museum -- home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world’s largest trove of Biblical and Holy Land archeology and a broad collection of fine art and Judaica -- will dedicate a $100-million expansion and renovation project......
  • ISRAEL: Jerusalem Pride will march to parliament for equality

     
    The annual Jerusalem Pride march is taking to the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday and taking the community's demand for rights downtown and up to the Knesset, Israel's parliament. In past years, intense controversy surrounding the yearly event,...
  • ISRAEL: TV airs out political disputes

     
    > If TV is the modern tribal hearth, then the flames are burning a bit high in Israel these days. A recent rash of controversy touches permanently raw nerves and mirrors the fault lines that have come to define society.......
  • ISRAEL: Recognition for Jews displaced from Arab countries

     
    A year and a half ago, M., an Iranian-born Israeli, walked into the Iranian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, and bribed his way into obtaining Iranian ID papers. He then traveled to his native city in Iran where he met with......
  • ISRAEL: Israel's ban of the iPad flaps on

     
    Israel's Ministry of Communications has banned import of iPads on the grounds that they are not compatible with the country's Wi-Fi standards. The device isn't sold in Israel commercially yet. Few were aware of any problem until the media reported......
  • Ex-vice president of Iraq captured, turned over to U.S.

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former Iraqi vice president known as "Saddam's knuckles" for his ruthlessness against regime enemies, was captured by Kurdish fighters Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and turned over to U.S. forces....
  • Israel approves barrier, pullout

    JERUSALEM - In decisions apparently aimed at shaping future Israeli-Palestinian borders, Israel's Cabinet approved yesterday the removal of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank and decided that the separation barrier should...