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  • Ulpana residents agree to leave peacefully

    June 20, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    An Israeli government committee approved a compromise agreement with the families of the Ulpana neighborhood under which they would leave voluntarily.

    Under the agreement approved Wednesday, the five buildings in the outlying neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El that...

  • Israel’s top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb

    April 25, 2012 | 9:04 am

    Israel’s military chief said he does not believe Iran will decide to build an atomic bomb and called its leaders “very rational” — comments that clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment.

    Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz’s remarks, in an interview published on Wednesday in the...

  • Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound boats

    November 4, 2011 | 9:23 am

    The Israeli navy Friday boarded two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists toward the Gaza Strip in a fresh challenge to Israel’s blockade of the Islamist-controlled territory.

    The military said in a statement that the Canadian “Tahrir” and Irish “Saoirse” vessels, which had 27...

  • Egypt moves to limit presidential terms as protests reach 16th day

    February 9, 2011 | 9:13 am

    A judiciary committee formed to review Egypt’s constitution has agreed to amend six articles, state media reported on Wednesday, as anti-government protests continued for the 16th straight day.

    Articles 76 and 77 are among those to be changed, to put term limits on the presidency and expand who can run for the highest seat in the country - two of the protesters’ key demands.

    The 2005 revision of the Egyptian Constitution, first drafted in 1971, had made the selection of presidential candidates more challenging.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

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  • A Portion of Parshat Vayechi

    By Abby Gilad

    December 27, 2001 | 6:59 pm

    Joseph has two children: Menasheh, the older, and Ephraim, the younger. Jacob blesses them both before he dies. He tells Joseph that, although the descendants of Menasheh will become a great people, the descendants of Ephraim will be even greater. In fact, King David was from the...

  • Jewish Days of Wine and Roses

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In Berlin, it is fashionable for young Germans to wear yarmulkes and yellow stars.

    In Prague some years ago, the leading rock band called itself Shalom and throughout central Europe there is a fascination with Jewish icons.

    In the United States, Ivy League colleges that wouldn't hire...

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