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Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation on the Rocks

14 Tevet 5772 – January 9, 2012
Recent round of tension triggered by Hamas' “inadequate and humiliating” refusal to permit Fatah officials to enter Gaza.

US Responds Sharply to Iran’s Threat to Close the Strait of Hormuz

14 Tevet 5772 – January 8, 2012
Defense Secretary, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff counter Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.

Major Terror Attack Thwarted at Samaria Military Courthouse

IDF soldiers arrest four Palestinians, armed with pipe bombs, pistol, and a knife, at Salem Crossing near Jenin.

5 Activists Indicted for IDF Base Attack

Five activists suspected of involvement in the attack on the IDF's Ephraim Division military base last month indicted in Jerusalem District Court.

Housing Protestors Arrested in Tel Aviv

A demonstration for cheaper housing in Tel Aviv Saturday night led to 23 arrests, including the leader of the group, Stav Shaffir.

There are Judges in Jerusalem

11 Tevet 5772 – January 6, 2012
Breaking the deadlock by those opposed to the appointment of Judge Noam Solberg to the Supreme Court, four new judges were named today.

Middle East Roundup: Iranian Missiles, Sudanese Refugees, Solar Energy

Ormat Technologies Inc., an Israeli company developing geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants, scored two major contracts with American energy providers.

Israel, US to Hold Joint Military Exercise

The Israeli military will take part in a major missile defense drill in partnership with the United States, following a 10-day Iranian naval exercise...

Iran Rattles Saber At US in Strait of Hormuz

11 Tevet 5772 – January 5, 2012
Following imposition of new sanctions regime, Islamic Republic threatens American navy.

Saudi Hacker Publicizes 11,000 More Israeli Credit Card Numbers

The hacker, going by the username ‘0xOmar’, said he has an additional 60,000 numbers he intends to release.

Iraq Bombings Kill Shiites in Absence of US Troops

A wave of bombings targeting Shiites in Iraq has killed 72 people. The bombings began early in the morning when explosions struck two Shiite...

Dutch Legislator Seeks Govt. Apology to Jews for Holocaust “Passivity”

“Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night,” Wilders said in a speech in New York, “parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.”

Aaron Klein Goes Prime Time

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
“Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” is broadcast live from Israel and heard on New York’s 77-WABC Radio, the largest talk station in the U.S.

Syrian Community Members contest Synagogue’s Expansion Plan

In response to community objections, a prominent Brooklyn synagogue will not proceed, for the moment, with the construction of a 65-foot annex to its main building, according to several members of the Syrian Orthodox community in Brooklyn who asked not to be named. However, they will most probably not permanently shelve the project altogether.

Former Mossad Director: More Than One Military Option Against Iran

“You don’t need to hit only the immediate, direct nuclear infrastructure of theirs. You can achieve this goal by going after some other targets, without being more specific,” said Shabtai Shavit, who served as Mossad director from 1989 to 1996.

Angry Israeli Investors, Consumers Gearing Up For New Protests

JERUSALEM – Expect to see new rounds of protests by Israeli investors and consumers against financially strapped business leaders and supermarket chains and food conglomerates that have raised prices drastically on basic foodstuffs over the past few months.

The Meaning of Today’s 10th of Tevet Fast

Asara B’Teves, the 10th of Teves, commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar that ultimately culminated with the First Temple’s destruction on the 9th of Av the following year.

Administration Presses Israel to Give Tougher Iran Sanctions a Chance

Experts are divided as to the seriousness of the threat to cut off the strait and whether it will lead to war. A direct confrontation between the U.S. and Iran may be inevitable, and that the two countries are headed down that road in “slow motion.”

New Statistics on Christians in Israel

A new report released by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics sheds light on the successful Christian minority living in Israel.

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