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Man Faces Charges in Death of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro

15 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Phoenix police Tuesday arrested five people in the shocking deaths of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, who were found tied up and burned beyond recognition.

New Moderate Rabbis’ Forum an Answer to Religious Extremism

A group of more than 100 moderate Orthodox rabbis assembled to announce the formation of Beit Hillel, a forum intended to provide a response to the extremist trend within religious Zionism.

General Strike in Israel Still Planned for Wednesday

15 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
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.

Video: Syrian Rebel Officer Begs Israel to Intervene

Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and the Galilee Ayub Kara appeared on Israel’s Knesset channel and spoke over the phone with defecting...

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.

India to Expel Lubavitchers for Espionage – or Maybe Just a Farbrengen

Two Israeli Lubavitchers are about to be deported from southern India for what intelligence forces describe as suspicious behavior, but may only be harmless spiritual get-togethers into the night.

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.

Israeli Rabbinate Warns against Tu B’Shvat Figs

The Kashrut Dept. of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate published a warning on the eve of Tu B’Shvat, cautioning against eating some of the holiday’s traditional fruits. Figs are at the top of the list, because of concern regarding insects and worms which "hide inside the fruit’s flesh and are difficult to detect."

UPDATE: Rav Elyashiv’s Condition Stabilizes

14 Shevat 5772 – February 6, 2012
Doctors informed MK Moshe Gafni that Elyashiv's condition has improved but is still critical.

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