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  • Sharon in coma for 4 years

    JTA

    January 4, 2010 | 11:45 am

    Ariel Sharon’s family and friends marked the fourth anniversary of the former prime minister’s massive stroke.

    Sharon, now 81, has never regained...

  • A Mideast Bond, Stitched of Pain and Healing

    By ETHAN BRONNER, New York Times

    December 31, 2009 | 3:16 pm

    From NYTimes.com:

    He can be impulsive. She has a touch of bossiness. Next-door neighbors for nearly a year, they talk, watch television and explore the...

  • Hamas reportedly turns down prisoner swap

    JTA

    December 31, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    Hamas has not accepted Israel’s counter-offer for a prisoner swap but indirect negotiations will continue, a senior Hamas official said.

    A Hamas...

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  • Kahane grandson arrested for mosque torching

    JTA

    December 31, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    Meir Kahane’s grandson was arrested in connection with the torching of a West Bank mosque.

    The teenager, whose name was not released because he is a...

  • Israel’s population grows to 7.5 million

    JTA

    December 30, 2009 | 2:35 pm

    Israel’s population at the end of 2009 stands at 7,509,000.

    The Central Bureau of Statistics released the figures Wednesday, in advance of the secular New Year.

    According to the bureau, 75.4 percent of the population is Jewish. 20.3 percent is Arab and 4.3 percent is classified as “other”—either non-Arab Christians or those without a religious designation.

    Israel’s population grew 1.8 percent during 2009, with 160,000 births and 39,000 deaths.

  • Israel approves 15 West Bank buildings

    JTA

    December 30, 2009 | 2:32 pm

    Israel’s Defense Ministry approved plans to legalize the construction of 15 buildings in a Jewish West Bank settlement.

    The approval of the structures,...

  • Hamas: Shalit swap negotiations still ongoing

    HAARETZ.com

    December 29, 2009 | 3:45 pm

    Senior Hamas officials on Tuesday said they would continue to discuss an Israeli proposal for a prisoner exchange deal that would free Israel Defense...

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