Gaddafi’s death ends 42 years of Libyan dictatorship

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The Arab Spring ended in an autumn hurricane on Thursday for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was dragged from his hiding place in a sewer in his hometown of Sirte and … [Read more...]

Shalit takes first steps to recovery from ordeal

MITZPEH HILA (JWN and agencies)—A team of five Israel Defense Forces physicians examined St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit at his home here Wednesday morning, to follow up preliminary tests during his release … [Read more...]

Hamas: Shalit deal a turning point in struggle against Israel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh last night told a rally of some 200,000 Gazans celebrating yesterday’s prisoner exchange that the deal is just another victory in the … [Read more...]

Palestinians celebrate prisoners’ release

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian terrorists freed today in a prisoner exchange for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit were received by ecstatic crowds in the West Bank and Gaza. The … [Read more...]

GILAD SHALIT COMES HOME

  JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit was released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip this morning, in the first stage of an exchange for 1,027 convicted Palestinian … [Read more...]

SLIDESHOW: Gilad Shalit returns to Israel

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BULLETIN: GILAD SHALIT FREED

JERUSALEM (JWN)—St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit was released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip this morning, in the first stage of an exchange for 1,027 convicted Palestinian terrorists held in Israel. He … [Read more...]

‘Al-Ahram’: Exchange deal in works for Grapel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Emory University law student Ilan Grapel, arrested by Egyptian secret police in June as a spy for Israel, may be released soon in exchange for 81 Egyptians imprisoned in … [Read more...]

Turkey, Qatar, Syria to welcome deported terrorists in Shalit deal

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Hamas announced today that three countries have agreed to take in the 40 Palestinian terrorists who are to be deported as part of the exchange deal for abducted Israeli … [Read more...]

70,000 attend Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

JERUSALEM (JWN)—An estimated 70,000 worshipers jammed the Western Wall area Sunday morning for the semi-annual Priestly Blessing, pronounced by kohanim, descendants of the Temple’s priestly … [Read more...]

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