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Israel Agrees to Gilad Shalit Abductors' Demands

From Yediot Aharonot: The London-based Arabic newspaper al-Hayat reported that Israel has agreed to the terms presented to it in the framework of the indirect negotiations with Corporal Gilad Shalit’s kidnappers, held via Egyptian mediators. According to the report, Israel…

The Other Number to Watch in Iraq

The Houston Chronicle, inter alia, reported today of the charges being levied against a group of US troops in Iraq today. Five US Army soldiers stand accusing of assaulting a young lady, killing her and her family, and then “allegedly…

Israel's First Charedi President?

The pundits in Israel and New York just can’t stop talking. Former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi HaRav R’ Yisra’el Meir Lau may be next in line to take over Moshe Katzav’s largely ceremonial office as President of Israel. On June 6…

Prisoner sues for kosher food

The Miami Herald reported today the story of Ross Lawson. He’s currently serving time in Florida State Prison for a list of unsavory offenses, including armed robbery and carjacking, and “felony causing bodily injury”. Turned on to Orthodox Judaism in…

Kibbutz Degania chooses Orthodoxy

Yediot Aharonot on Tuesday printed an Op-Ed piece in its “soapbox” section about Kibbutz Degania’s decision to open a synagogue. Kibbutz Degania is Israel’s oldest kibbutz, founded by chalutzim in 1910, at the Southwest of the Kinneret. Its long and…

Daniel Sieradski