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Jerusalem – Hagel Nomination Unnerves Some In Israel

Jerusalem - President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next U.S. secretary of defense is causing jitters in Israel, where some circles view the former Nebraska senat...

New York, NY – Subway Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

New York, NY - A suspect in an alleged al-Qaida plot against the New York City subways also was part of a terror campaign that would have targeted Britain and Norway, U.S. prosecut...

Iran – Oil Exports Down 40% Due To Western Sanctions

Iran - A senior lawmaker says Iran's revenues from oil and gas exports have dropped by 45 percent because of sanctions over its suspect nuclear program. It was a clear admission...

Jerusalem – 112 Terror Attacks Perpetrated Against Israel In December

Jerusalem - One hundred and twelve terror attacks were perpetrated against Israel in December 2012, according to statistics released by the Shin bet (Israel Security Agency) on Mon...

Ramallah, West Bank – Abbas Avoids Clash With Israel Over State Symbols

Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian officials say they will not rush to issue new passports and ID cards with the emblem "State of Palestine" to avoid confrontation with Israel. L...

Jerusalem – Rav Amnon Yitzhak: I Won’t Stop, I Will Save The Jewish People

Jerusalem - Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, a well-known haredi outreach preacher and founder of newly established Koah Lehashpia, said the party would be running in the coming elections, des...

Manila – Suspected US Drone Found Floating In Philippines

Manila - Philippine navy officials said Monday a suspected American drone has been found floating in the ocean off a central province, prompting them to deploy a ship with ordnance...

Washington – Ten Banks, Mortgage Firms To Pay $8.5B In Foreclosure Settlement

Washington - Ten major banks and mortgage companies agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have bee...

Bulgaria – Investigator Of Bus Bomb Attack On Israelis Is Fired

Bulgaria - Bulgarian officials on Monday dismissed the leader of an investigation into last year's bomb attack in the coastal city of Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists and a...

Washington – Obama Taps Hagel For Pentagon, Brennan For CIA

Washington - Despite Republican misgivings, President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the lea...

Jerusalem – Report: Charedi Singer ‘Dedi’ Denies Allegation He Gave PM 1000s Of Shekels’

Jerusalem - Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein is investigating a claim that a businessman transferred hundreds of thousands of shekels to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Channel...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef To Yeshiva Students: Leave Israel To Avoid Being Drafted

Jerusalem - During a lecture this past Friday in Jerusalem, Rav Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, said if Israel continues to draft yeshiva students into the ID...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinians Change Their Name Following UN Bid

Ramallah, West Bank - The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to "State of Palestine." The move follows t...

Jerusalem – As Elections Loom, War Of Words Wages On Between R’ Ovadia Yosef And R’ Amnon Yitzchak

Jerusalem - With just over two weeks left until the Israeli Knesset elections, tension continues to escalate between Rav Ovadia Yosef, leader of the Shas party and Rabbi Amnon Yitz...

New York – Israeli Documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’ Wins U.S. Film Critics’ Award

New York - Israeli documentary "The Gatekeepers" was awarded the nonfiction, or documentary prize by the National Society of Film Critics in the U.S. on Saturday. The film by di...

Washington – Democratic Aide: Obama To Name Former Senator Hagel For Defense Secretary

Washington - President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary, and an announcement could come on Monday, a congressional Democ...

West Bank – Palestinian PM Blasts Arabs On Missing Financial Pledges

West Bank - The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in p...

Israel – Netanyahu Says Israel Will Build A Border Fence In Golan

Israel - Israel's prime minister says he will erect a fortified fence on the border with Syria to protect against radical Islamist forces that he claims have taken over the area. ...

Jeruslaem – 2 Charedi Minors Suspected Of Attacking Arab Youth Arrested

Two Haredi minors, suspected of attacking Arab youth in Jerusalem and throwing stones at Arab cars, were arrested on Sunday by police. Police will request to extend their remand...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Appeals For Right-Wing Votes

Jerusalem - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed in a rare interview on Sunday to his right-wing base to cast ballots for his list, rather than hawkish alternatives,...