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An Israeli soldier held for five years by the armed wing of Hamas will be released in exchange for the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, according to Israeli Army Radio. Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Schalit was […]

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Egypt has promised an Arab conference it will cut off all natural gas sales to Israel, according to Arutz Sheva, the Israeli National News agency. “Egypt, which currently provides about 40 percent of Israel’s natural gas through its Sinai Peninsula pipeline,” writes Chana […]

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Full annexation of the occupied West Bank and repudiation of any agreements with the Palestinian Authority are scheduled for an October vote in Israel’s legislative body, the Knesset. The West Bank consists of 3,504 square miles — smaller than Rhode Island — that include […]

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When hiker Josh Fattal was finally released after being held for two years in Iran, his friends and family — and particularly his synagogue — could finally reveal a secret kept under wraps even by the news media. Iran — an Islamic […]

The first-ever Jewish news network will begin broadcasting tomorrow. “Jewish News 1 was born as an alternative to the world’s leading news networks – CNN, Fox News and Sky News,” reports Andy Sennitt for the Media Network. “But its main […]

Israeli officials want the Dead Sea to make the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” list — and say you can help. The ancient sea is among 28 finalists offered by the conservation-minded New 7 Wonders group. “I would like to ask […]

As many as 90 percent of Palestinians in some areas have close genetic ties to Jews, according to researchers. Ariella Oppenheim Ph.D., a researcher at Hebrew University and the Hadassah Medical School labs, has published the result of DNA studies […]

With Turkey threatening naval action against Israel, the Jewish state and Greece have invoked a mutual defense pact they signed without publicity only 12 days ago. “Greek Defense Minister Panos Beglitis, making the first official visit by a Greek defense minister to Israel, […]

by Corine Gatti of the Beliefnet staff Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations. The […]

The Democrats lost a long-held Congressional seat to the Republicans Tuesday because Jewish voters were irked over New York’s new same-sex marriage law and the Obama administration’s attitude toward Israel, according to political observers. “Many Jewish voters turned out to […]

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