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  • Israel and the world Pt. 4- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 29, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    • On April 22nd, Israel showed respect for our homeplanet by turning off the lights for one hour. Three weeks after most of the world, the state of Israel was shut down from the day-to-day activities and rush. For one hour, the lights in most Israeli houses were turned off, and...

  • Knesset committee approves bill prohibiting use of Holocaust terms

    January 9, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A Knesset committee has approved a law that would prohibit the use of Holocaust and Nazi terms and symbols.

    The Ministerial Legislation Committee on Monday approved the proposed bill, which would level an up to $26,000 fine and six months in jail for using the yellow Star of David...

  • Lost Treasures, Home Movies, Memory Lane & a Surprise Visit from Heaven

    By Ilana Angel

    October 2, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Last week I was looking through some family photos looking for a picture of my dad.  It’s a photograph that was taken in 1962, shortly before my parents met, and for some reason I needed to see it.  It is a great picture and I’ve got it posted with this blog.  My dad was 24 years...

  • Teen injured in school bus bombing in dire condition

    April 12, 2011 | 10:24 am

    The condition of an Israeli teenager injured in a Palestinian rocket attack on a school bus has worsened.

    Daniel Viflic’s condition was downgraded Tuesday to extremely critical and life threatening, according to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

    Five days after a rocket fired...

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  • WikiLeaks: Israel kept Gaza economy ‘on brink’

    January 5, 2011 | 8:32 am

    Israel told the United States in 2008 that it planned to keep Gaza’s economy “on the brink of collapse,” according to a diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks.

    The cable, one of three on the topic from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Washington, said that “As part of their overall...

  • Olmert offers civilian service plan as military draft alternative; U.S. to train Palestinian troops

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert Promotes Civilian National Service

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office announced this week that it had formed an administration to accommodate Israelis who, upon reaching draft age, prefer a civilian version of national service to the standard military conscription. The...

  • A Question of Blood

    By Dan Gordon

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The circus of Palestinian victimhood has struck its tent temporarily in Jenin, and gone to church instead in Bethlehem. The Jenin story has petered out because the world, in general, now knows that there was no massacre in Jenin. The world now knows that of the two estimates of the...