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Erdan: Diskin, Dagan Harm the Efforts Regarding Iran

Environment Minister Gilad Erdan responds to Diskin: Inconceivable that former security heads will damage our efforts regarding Iran.

Attempt to Abduct Israeli Girl at Disney World

Channel 10: nine year old girl was found drugged, with her head half shaved.

Deri Rejects Rav Ovadia’s Offer for #3 Slot

Rav Ovadia Yosef offered Aryeh Deri third place after Eli Yishai and Ariel Atias, but Deri wants to be #1.

What if Diskin Was a Rabbi?

Binyamin-region Israelis angry as Diskin gets away with slam on Netanyahu, Barak.

Fifth Graders from L.A., Samaria Hold Unique Skype Meeting

Hebrew school pupils in Los Angeles’ Tifereth Israel congregation “meet” Ramon School pupils over the Internet.

21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks

Libya’s Gaddafi-era oil chief dies in Austria

Dagan: Iran attack excuse for nuclear proliferation

Dozens protest in Tel Aviv against refugees

Former Israeli premier defends Obama

‘Military head Tantawi planning cabinet reshuffle’

Salafis back former top Muslim Brotherhood official for president.

Top UN truce monitor in Syria; Central Bank hit

Activists say violence has dropped in city of Homs as chief UN monitor arrives; Grenades fired at Central Bank, state TV says.

Tourists are coming back to the Middle East

Unrest, Islam are still a problem, but arrivals, hotel occupancies are on the upswing.

US eyes testy China talks over Iran, N. Korea

WASHINGTON – The United States faces a tense week in China as high-level talks on trade and global hot spots like Iran and North Korea open in the shadow of a blind Chinese activist’s bold escape from house arrest to seek US protection in Beijing. The trip to Beijing would have been challenging for Secretary […]

Obama and Bill Clinton campaign together, stress economy

MCLEAN, VA – Former US president Bill Clinton campaigned alongside Barack Obama for the first time in the 2012 race on Sunday, making an impassioned appeal to re-elect the White House incumbent and helping his fellow Democrat raise more than $2 million. A white-haired and noticeably svelte Clinton, 65, pounded the podium with his fingers […]

Syrian state TV: Militants fire on Syrian Central Bank

BEIRUT – Militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the Central Bank building in Damascus and also attacked a police patrol in the capital, wounding four police, state television said on Monday. It said the attack on the Central Bank by “an armed terrorist group” caused only slight damage, and security forces were chasing the attackers of […]

Sarkozy visits Toulouse in bitter final election battle

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday visited the southern city of Toulouse, which was shaken in March when an Islamic gunman went on a shooting rampage that included a Jewish school. Sarkozy called for tougher borders and a stronger national identity and accused the left of petty slander as he struggled to catch up with […]

Greece opens detention camp for immigrants

ATHENS – Greece opened its first purpose-built detention center for illegal migrants on Sunday in Athens, a week before a national election where illegal immigration has emerged as a key issue. About 130,000 immigrants cross the country’s porous sea and land borders every year, the vast majority via Turkey, and the authorities are forced to […]

Libya’s Gaddafi-era oil chief found floating dead in Danube

VIENNA – Libya’s former top oil industry official, Shokri Ghanem, has been found floating dead in the River Danube in Austria, police said on Sunday. Ghanem, 69, had been chairman of Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) before defecting last year several months after opponents of Muammar Gaddafi had risen up against the Libyan leader […]

Border Police arrest three haredim in Mea Shearim

Border Police arrested three haredim (ultra-orthodox), among them one youth, in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood Sunday night. The police force arrested the two adults for flipping a garbage bin on the street, and the youth for throwing stones at the officers. There were no injuries in the incident.

Ashdod office fire leaves 2 lightly injured

A fire that broke out in an office building in Ashdod Sunday night left two people lightly injured from smoke inhalation. Firefighters dispatched to the scene managed to control the fire and investigators were looking into the cause of the fire.

Olmert: Evacuation would not necessarily lead to violence

Former Israeli prime minister Olmert stated on Sunday that an Israeli evacuation would not necessarily lead to violence. Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Olmert said that “the worst terror in the Israel happened when the IDF was everywhere (throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip).” Watch the Jerusalem Post Conference live […]

Dagan at Jpost Conference: No red lines exist on Iran

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said that “no red lines exist with regards to Iran.” “I don’t think that a military strike is enough to stop the (Iranian nuclear drive),” saying that the knowledge accumulated by Iranian scientists will remain. Dagan also stated that he believes the IAF has the capability of carrying out an […]

Olmert at Jpost Conference: Obama continues to be a friend

Former prime minister Olmert on Sunday defended US President Obama, saying that he has been a stalwart friend to Israel. Responding to a question at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Olmert said that Obama did not cut one penny from US aid to Israel, despite the worst economic crisis in recent history and […]

Olmert at Jpost Conference: Desire for peace frees IDF

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday stated that a genuine desire for peace can give the IDF leeway for military action. Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, “when you are genuine about making peace, you will gain the world’s support,” he said, adding that Israel had it during the Lebanon war […]

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