PA to try Arab reporter for criticizing Bethlehem health services

BETHLEHEM (JWN and agencies) -- George Canawati, director of Bethlehem Radio 2000 and a member of one of the town's prominent Christian families, was arrested last week on charges of "slander and … [Read more...]

Slayer of settler family gets five life terms

JERUSALEM (JWN) -- Hakim Awad, 18, one of the two terrorists who stabbed to death five members of the Fogel family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar in May, was sentenced last week to five … [Read more...]

Egypt: Peace treaty with Israel not sacred

  CAIRO (JWN and Reuters) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Thursday that the country's peace treaty with Israel is "open to discussion." Sharaf told Turkish Television that … [Read more...]

Israeli ambassador returns to Jordan

AMMAN (JWN and JTA) -- Ambassador Daniel Nevo returned to his post in the Jordanian capital on Friday, just two days after Israel Embassy staff were recalled as a safety precaution in advance of a … [Read more...]

Egypt bans export of palm fronds ahead of Jewish holiday of Sukkot

CAIRO (JWN and Haaretz) -- In its first blatantly hostile official move since Cairo mobs last week last week ransacked Israel's Embassy, Egypt has barred the export of palm fronds (lulavim) used … [Read more...]

Israel determined to reopen ransacked Cairo embassy

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies) -- Israel is eager to return its ambassador to Egypt as soon as adequate security arrangements are in place to safeguard its embassy and diplomatic personnel, diplomatic … [Read more...]

New airport planned for southern Israel (video)

JERUSALEM (JWN) - The Ministry of Tourism this week announced plans to open a new international airport in three years' time at Timna, 11 miles north of Eilat. The facility will be able to handle the … [Read more...]

Social justice protests rock Israel

By Paul Goldman (NBC News and JWN) - The wind of the “Arab spring” revolution is being felt in the State of Israel. A “one-million person march” took place Saturday night in Tel Aviv with a call for … [Read more...]

Facebook buys Israeli mobile apps pioneer Snaptu

By Ben Parr (Mashable) - Facebook has acquired Israeli startup Snaptu, a creator of simple mobile applications for feature phones, for an estimated $70 million. Snaptu’s technology brings Web … [Read more...]

Netanyahu is a YouTube favorite in the Arab world

By Roy Goldenberg (Globes) - Nearly a fifth of those who watch YouTube clips of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are Egyptians and more than a tenth are Saudi Arabians. Egypt and Saudi Arabia … [Read more...]

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