Egypt adds arson to Grapel’s spy charges

CAIRO (JWN and agencies)—Emory University Law student Ilan Grapel, arrested by Egyptian secret police in June as a spy for Israel, has now been charged with throwing firebombs at a Cairo police … [Read more...]

Smugglers bring Egyptian palm fronds to Israel for holiday

TEL AVIV (JWN and Haaretz)—Smugglers carrying banned Egyptian palm fronds on a circuitous route to Israel via Jordan have enabled thousands of Israelis—and even American Jews—to observe the coming … [Read more...]

26 Egyptian Christians killed in Cairo violence

CAIRO (JWN and agencies)—At least 26 Coptic Christians were reported killed and some 500 injured in rioting that broke out in the Egyptian capital Sunday night. The violence began when thugs … [Read more...]

Iranian actress sentenced to 90 lashes

TEHRAN (JWN and agencies)—Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced Monday to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie that the regime of Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad … [Read more...]

Isolation? What isolation?

By DANNY AYALON (The Jerusalem Post) During the past few months, Israel’s purported growing isolation has been the subject of much discussion. It is far from the truth, and it is ironic that this … [Read more...]

Jaffa calm after Muslim, Christian cemeteries desecrated

  JAFFA (JWN and agencies)—Quiet was restored in this ancient port city on Sunday after residents were outraged Saturday to find racist graffiti spray-painted on two cemeteries—one Muslim … [Read more...]

Quartet to invite Israel, PA to begin talks

TEL AVIV (JWN and agencies)—Israel is ready to resume peace talks with the Palestinian Authority immediately, the prime minister’s spokesman announced Monday. "We are ready for talks with all the … [Read more...]

Seven congressmen to make supportive visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom)--Seven Republican members of Congress are scheduled to visit Israel this month, the trip organizer, MK Danny Danon (Likud), announced. “The visit proves without a doubt that … [Read more...]

Israel shutting down for Yom Kippur

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Public transportation, broadcasting media, and border crossings are just a few of the normal daily activities that will halt for 24 hours from late Friday afternoon, as Israel observes … [Read more...]

Israel’s top 45 greatest inventions of all time

By Abigail Klein Leichman (ISRAEL21c) One of Israel's sources of pride is the enormous number of inventions and innovations that have taken root on its soil over 63 years -- despite challenges of … [Read more...]

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