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Pakistan judges pressured to use blasphemy law

ICC Note: “Pakistani judges are often pressured to convict people accused under the country’s blasphemy laws that call for the death penalty for anyone insulting Islam,” Fox News reports. 5/29/2012 Pakistan (Fox News) – Pakistani judges are often pressured to convict people accused under the country’s blasphemy laws that call for the death penalty for […]

Former Revolutionary Guard member describes the crackdown on Christians in Iran

ICC Note: Former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Reza Kahlili, said the regime has ordered Iranian intelligence to infiltrate church groups in major Iranian cities because “Iran’s ayatollahs are frustrated with the large number of Muslims who are now embracing Christianity,” CBN reports. 5/29/2012 Iran (CBN) – According to the Daily Caller, the regime […]

Dozens arrested in alleged Eurovision terror plot

A group of terrorists planned to stage attacks in Baku during the Eurovision Song Contest, including targeting the Azerbaijan hotel where the Israeli contestants were staying.

Israel to prosecute Haaretz journalist

Israel will prosecute the journalist who allegedly accepted classified documents from a soldier.

Second anti-migrant demonstration in Tel Aviv turns violent

For the second time in a week, an anti-migrant demonstration in south Tel Aviv turned violent.

Israeli gov’t decision to fund Reform, Conservative rabbis sets precedent for equality with Orthodox

This week’s announcement that the Israeli government will, for the first time, pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis opens a door toward full equality with the Orthodox, even though the practicalities of this week’s change are limited.

Colorado Indians, Jews share genetic marker

Israeli geneticists have linked a Native American population in Colorado to Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.

Barak: Israel should consider ‘unilateral move’

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel should consider a “unilateral move” or “provisional arrangement” if efforts to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians fail.

Israeli, U.S. drives aiming to increase number of non-Ashkenazi bone marrow donors

Jews from the Iraqi, Persian, Georgian, Bukharian, Lebanese, Syrian, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities are underrepresented in the international bone marrow registry.

Israel to repatriate Palestinian terrorists’ bodies

Israel will turn over to the Palestinian Authority the bodies of more than 90 terrorists, according to Israeli and Palestinian news media.

Israel among ‘happiest’ countries

Israel is among the happiest countries in the world, according to an examination of international data by a finance website.

Obama celebrates Jewish petitioning of government

President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month.

White House ‘regrets’ reference to ‘Polish death camp’

The White House expressed its regrets about President Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camp.”

More U.S. groups slam anti-African migrant rioting in Tel Aviv

More U.S. Jewish organizations are condemning anti-African migrant riots in Tel Aviv.

German, British soccer players to visit Auschwitz

German and British professional soccer players will travel to Auschwitz in separate visits.

Australia giving $90 million to Palestinian refugees

Australia is donating $90 million over five years to aid the health and education of Palestinian refugees.

Romney clinches Republican nomination with Texas victory

Israeli researchers: Group of Colorado Indians have genetic Jewish roots

Shin Bet steps up supervision over Israeli banks’ computers to prevent future cyber attacks

Iran Warns: Foreign Intervention in Syria Will Bury Israel

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says that foreign intervention in Syria will spread and “bury the Zionist regime”.

Edelstein: I’ll Support Outpost Law At Any Cost

Minister Yuli Edelstein says he will vote in favor of a law to legalize Jewish outposts, even at the cost of losing his job.

Labeling Products Will Encourage Sales, Says Winemaker

Head of the Psagot Winery in Binyamin believes that marking products made in Judea and Samaria will increase the sales of such products.

Mubarak’s Sons Charged with Insider Trading

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s two sons believed to have made millions of pounds in illicit gains from the sale of a bank.

PA Rejects Barak’s ‘Unilateral Disengagement’

PA rejects Defense Minister Barak’s suggestion that Israel consider a unilateral disengagement from Judea and Samaria.

NIS 2M Compensation for Botched IAF Rescue

Award will go to the family of Alaa Aghbariya, who fell to his death from an IAF helicopter 3 years ago.

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