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  • Olmert ‘ashamed’ by ‘pogrom’ in Hebron

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the violence in Hebron following the evacuation of a disputed house a “pogrom.” “Immediately after the evacuation, there were actions that cannot be described except as attempted pogroms by Jews from the Hebron area and other areas against Palestinian residents in Judea and Samaria,” Olmert said at the beginning of… More ▸

  • Israeli Police Stop Gaza-bound Ship

    Police prevented a boat from leaving an Israeli port and sailing to the Gaza Strip. The boat, set to be filled with 100 protesters — including all of the Israeli-Arab members of Knesset — as well as humanitarian aid and presents for an upcoming Muslim holiday, was scheduled to leave Jaffa port and attempt to… More ▸

  • Israeli Post-trauma Experts to Mumbai

    A team of Israeli post-trauma experts has traveled to Mumbai. The post-trauma team, members of IsraAID, will train local counselors on how to support victims of the recent attack in India’s financial capital. The team, which left Israel on Sunday, will partner with the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre’s Trauma Counseling Unit in Mumbai, which… More ▸

  • One Case Against Olmert Closed

    One of the cases against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been closed due to a lack of evidence. State Prosecutor Moshe Lador closed the case on the Bank Leumi affair Thursday, saying he could not prove that Olmert acted in a conflict of interest. While serving as acting finance minister in 2005, Olmert was… More ▸

  • Russia Calls on Israel to Lift Blockade

    Russia called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza and allow aid to reach the isolated strip. A senior Russian diplomat made the statement Thursday during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. On Monday, Israel’s navy turned back a Libyan vessel carrying humanitarian aid bound for Gaza. American officials sided with the… More ▸

  • Kiev Gets Jewish Deputy Mayor

    A prominent Ukrainian Jewish leader was appointed a deputy mayor of Kiev. Yevgeny Chervonenko, a prominent Jewish leader and an aide to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, was appointed Thursday as a first deputy mayor responsible for preparations and hosting the Euro 2012 European football finals in the capital city. Chervonenko, 48, is a former chairman… More ▸

  • Questions Linger About Death of Israeli Activist

    Police said this week that the mysterious death of an outspoken pro-Israel activist appeared to be accidental, but friends and family of Dr. Daniel Kliman insist he was the victim of foul play. “We almost expected something would happen to him at some point, given his activism and trips to Israel,” said Kliman’s brother, Jonathan…. More ▸

  • Arab-israeli Lawmakers to Defy Gaza Blockade

    Arab-Israeli lawmakers will set sail in an attempt to break their own government’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. A boat carrying the Arab-Israeli activists and humanitarian supplies is scheduled to leave Sunday from the Jaffa port, the Israeli media reported Wednesday. Most of the Arab members of the Knesset will attempt to reach Gaza on… More ▸

  • Arab Stabbed in Jerusalem

    An Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem was stabbed near the fervently Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood. The victim, 31, told police that his attackers were four religious Jews. He was stabbed in the back three times late Tuesday night, according to reports. Police told Israeli media the attacks were nationalistically motivated. No arrests have been made. More ▸

  • Russian Paper Suing Israeli Publisher

    One of Russia’s most respected daily newspapers has filed suit against a Russian-language publishing house in Israel. The publishers of Kommersant have accused Vesti Ltd. of republishing 51 articles with limited attribution and without permission, according to the Gazeta.ru. Web site. The suit seeks $100,000 in damages. The Vesti publications reprinted the works with the… More ▸