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Airport Customs Inspectors Block Gateway to Israel – Literally

As part of the nationwide strike yesterday, passengers found their path into Israel barricaded.

Egyptian PM: Case Against Foreign NGOs To Proceed

Kamal al-Ganzouri: Egypt "will not back down because of aid or other reasons."

French President Sarkozy Meets With Gilad Shalit

According to a statement released by the president's office, Sarkozy saluted Shalit for his exemplary courage.

Russian FM: Assad ‘Completely Committed’ to Ending the Violence

Lavrov: "The president of Syria assured us he was completely committed to the task of stopping violence regardless of where it may come from."

Gulf States Warn Hamas PM Not to Visit Iran

Report in Palestinian daily Al Quds quoted a source as saying "without a doubt, Haniyeh's visit to Tehran will have consequences."

Former Mossad Chief Denies Israel Faces Existential Threat

Remarks come at the launch of political reform movement "Yesh Sicui"

US Assesses Military Options For Syria

Report cites two senior administration officials who say the Pentagon and the US Central Command are performing the review.

Probation to Policeman who Stole from Tzadakah Boxes

Border Policeman was caught on camera stealing from a shul pushkah.

Man Faces Charges in Death of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro

Phoenix police Tuesday arrested five people in the shocking deaths of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, who were found tied up and burned beyond recognition.

General Strike in Israel Still Planned for Wednesday

The Histadrut is demanding that the government employ contracted workers so that their conditions are on par with workers on the government employees.

FM Lieberman, Sec. of State Clinton Meet in Washington

Lieberman's visit comes as the rhetoric between the West and Iran is heating up, and a day after the conclusion of the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement.

Israel in Discussions to Stationing Israeli Air Force Jets on Cyprus

Relations between Cyprus and Israel have been intensifying since Israel's fallout with its former regional ally and Cyprus' adversary, Turkey.

Yair Lapid Laments Possible Tal Law Extension on Facebook

Lapid: "By the 31st of July . . . behind our backs, as always, they will extend the Tal Law again."

MK Tibi Banned From Giving One-Minute Plenum Speeches

The ban will last a month and is in response to his defiance of an earlier Knesset Ethics Committee decision to suspend him from the Knesset for a week.

Over 70% of Egyptians Oppose US Aid

The fact that the aid is conditioned on Egypt's compliance with its peace treaty with Israel is unpopular in Egypt.

UN Sec-Gen: Hamas-Fatah Interim Government Should Continue Peace Talks

Ban reportedly made the comments in a Monday night phone conversation with PA president Mahmoud Abbas.

Fatah on Facebook: Glorifying Terrorism as ‘Palestinian Passage to the Homeland’

Fatah's official Facebook page opens with a glorification of the perpetrators of the Savoy Hotel terrorist attack.

Israel’s Largest Solar Farm to be Built in the South

Sol Project 7 won the bid to construct a photovoltaic power generation farm that will cover 120 acres.

48% of Likely US Voters Say US Should Help Israel if it Attacks Iran

Rasmussen Reports also found that 83% believe it is at least somewhat likely Iran will develop a nuclear weapon in the near future.

Congress Unfreezes $40 Million in Aid to Palestinians

The funds were released as a result of intense lobbying on the part of the Obama administration.

US: Hamas-Fatah Agreement an ‘Internal Matter’

State Department spokeswoman reiterates that any Palestinian government must abide by the international agreements and norms that the Quartet had laid out.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Considering a Run for Congress

Boteach declared his intent to run for Congress as a Republican in New Jersey's 9th District.

Nabil Shaath: PA Will Take Complete Responsibility for Gaza, Asks ‘What Missiles?’

Senior Palestinian official denies that thousands of rockets and missiles that have been launched from the Gaza Strip.

UPDATE: Rav Elyashiv’s Condition Stabilizes

Doctors informed MK Moshe Gafni that Elyashiv's condition has improved but is still critical.

UPDATE: Rav Elyashiv in Critical Condition

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called MK Moshe Gafni and said the country is praying for the health of "the greatest rabbinical sage of his generation."

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