Meretz Party asks High Court to allow Shabbat buses in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (JWN)—The left of center Meretz Party petitioned the High Court of Justice on Wednesday to order the Transport Ministry to allow public transportation on Shabbat in Tel Aviv. The move … [Read more...]

Foreign Ministry to bring justice for Jewish refugees to peace debate

By RAPHAEL AHREN (The Times of Israel) In a sea change from traditional diplomatic policy, the Foreign Ministry has decided to put the issue of Jewish refugees who fled or were forced to leave Arab … [Read more...]

Abbas awards anti-Semite Helen Thomas prize for defending Palestinians

WASHINGTON (JWN and agencies)—Israel’s Ambassador to the US Michael Oren on Tuesday blasted the Palestinian Authority for honoring discredited journalist Helen Thomas, saying, "This atrocious act is … [Read more...]

Defense estimate: 300 Israelis would die in Iran counterattack

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—An Iranian counterattack following a preemptive strike by Israel on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities would result in 300 Israeli casualties, the security cabinet … [Read more...]

Hebron settlers eviction deadline passes as ministers debate

HEBRON (JWN and agencies)—The 3 p.m. Tuesday deadline set by Defense Minister Ehud Barak for 15 Jewish families to leave a Hebron house whose ownership is in dispute passed uneventfully. The families … [Read more...]

Egypt’s Copts walk out on constitution talks

CAIRO (JWN and agencies)—Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church announced Sunday it is boycotting talks on a new constitution, saying Islamist domination of the drafting body has made its participation … [Read more...]

PA officer, Red Crescent staff, Olympic goalie held in attack on soldiers

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The Shin Bet security service on Monday announced the recent arrests of 13 Palestinians suspected in a shooting attack on IDF soldiers in January. The 13 suspects, all … [Read more...]

Government gives settlers 24 hours to leave Hebron house

HEBRON (JWN and agencies)—The Civil Administration on Monday gave a group of settlers 24 hours to vacate a house they occupied near Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs before they are to be forcefully … [Read more...]

Land Day, “Global March on Jerusalem” pass relatively quietly

JERUSALEM (JWN)—A day of Palestinian protests inside Israel and the West Bank—and joined by several thousand demonstrators “marching to Jerusalem” from beyond Israel’s borders—passed with few … [Read more...]

Defense Ministry: Hamas still behind attacks on Israel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Though it plays at keeping a low profile and not violating the cease-fire, Hamas continues to target Israel through its puppet organizations, Defense Ministry sources … [Read more...]

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