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  • Shalits trying to adjust to new normal

    October 24, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    A week after Gilad Shalit returned to Israel after being held in captivity for more than five years in Gaza, things were getting back to normal at the Shalit family home—sort of.

    The Israel Police said they would remove a barrier placed in front of the family’s house in Mitzpe...

  • Hamas says video will prove Gilad Shalit alive and well

    September 30, 2009 | 12:40 pm

    A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday that a video to be released Friday will prove that abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is alive and well.

    Musa Abu-Marzouk said that the video, to be given to Israel in exchange for the release of 20 female Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, will also include proof that it was filmed recently.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Israel cabinet to vote on Hezbollah swap, Canada downplays reports of Hezbollah sleepers

    June 25, 2008 | 8:53 pm

    Cabinet to Vote on Hezbollah Swap

    Ehud Olmert will ask his Cabinet on Sunday to approve a prisoner swap with Hezbollah.

    Karnit Goldwasser, whose husband, Ehud, and fellow Israeli soldier Eldad Regev were abducted by the Lebanese militia in a July 2006 border raid, said Tuesday...

  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

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  • Concern Grows on Iran Abuses

    By Nooredin Abedian

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Concern is growing among circles of Iranian nationals and expatriates that European countries are turning a blind eye to the regime's human rights atrocities in exchange for trade benefits.

    Late last year, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution criticizing Iran for human...

  • Teens Build a Bridge Beyond the Past

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I was afraid there could be aggression toward us, because we are German. I'm really surprised about how friendly and open all the people are." -- Hannah Ketterer, teenage exchange student from Germany

    "We didn't see each other as the grandchildren of Nazis or as grandchildren of...

  • Prisoners’ Release Faces Hurdle

    By Leslie Susser

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Seldom can Israeli Cabinet ministers have faced a more acute moral and political dilemma than the current prisoner exchange deal with Hezbollah.

    That proposal, which the 23-member Cabinet approved Sunday by a one-vote margin, forced ministers to weigh the conflicting interests of...

  • Ten Days in L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reception welcomed 18 students participating in a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation's Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership. Fourteen students from Tel Aviv's A.D. Gordon School and four students from their paired partner,...

  • Heroes’ Return

    By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Add Shalhevet 10th-grader Sara Smith to the list of Israeli sharpshooters.

    She pulled the trigger of her M-16 semi-automatic rifle and scored a bull's-eye in "boot camp," part of a three-week educational adventure in Israel.

    "I never want to see a gun again," confessed Smith, who...

  • Expanding Horizons

    By Beverly Gray

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In early October, four 13-year-olds from Tel Aviv spent 10 days in Southern California. They checked out the major tourist spots, including Disneyland. More importantly, they joined with their "partners" at Heschel Day School to celebrate Shabbat and Simchat Torah. They participated...
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