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  • Olmert in court denies corruption charges

    JTA

    December 21, 2009 | 2:33 pm

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denied all of the corruption charges against him.

    Olmert appeared in Jerusalem District Court Monday to make...

  • Ministers meeting on prisoner deal, but no vote yet

    JTA

    December 21, 2009 | 2:28 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner Cabinet has met four times in two days to discuss a prisoner swap to free Gilad Shalit.

    A meeting of the prime minister’s...

  • Hamas helping British lawyers target Israel

    JTA

    December 21, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    Hamas acknowledged that it masterminded the campaign to pursue war crimes cases against Israeli politicians and military officials in Britain and other...

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  • Report: Israel admits to harvesting organs in the 1990s

    JTA

    December 21, 2009 | 11:54 am

    Israel admitted to harvesting organs from dead bodies in the 1990s.

    The admission came after the release of a 2000 interview with Dr. Yehuda Hiss, who...

  • Israeli Cabinet advances bill on limiting alcohol

    JTA

    December 21, 2009 | 1:08 am

    Israel’s Cabinet approved a bill banning the sale of alcohol to people under age 21.

    The bill, passed Sunday, also bans the sale of alcohol in public...

  • Turkish prez agrees to visit Israel

    JTA

    December 18, 2009 | 8:11 pm

    Turkey’s president accepted an invitation from his Israeli counterpart to visit.

    Abdullah Gul and Shimon Peres met Friday on the sidelines of the climate conference in Copenhagen.

    Gul’s agreement to visit comes following months of tensions between Israel and Turkey sparked by disagreements over Israel’s war in Gaza last winter with Hamas.

    Gul said Turkey was ready to resume its mediating role between Israel and Arab countries, Israel Radio reported. It did not report whether a date had been set for the visit.

  • Hesder yeshiva rabbis: Torah law is above IDF

    HAARETZ.com

    December 17, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    Rabbis and teachers from Hesder yeshivas, which offer Torah studies alongside military service, released a letter to students in which they reiterated their assertion that soldiers must refuse orders if they are commanded to evacuate settlements, arguing that Torah law is above the Israel Defense Forces.

    The letter emphasizes the importance of enlisting to the military, but instructs soldiers to adhere to Jewish law when it conflicts with orders handed down from superiors.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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