March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Mideast

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Knesset lobby to encourage aliyah

A new Knesset caucus will encourage aliyah from Western countries.The Knesset Caucus for Western Aliyah will try to enhance the welfare of immigrants from Western countries who are making an "aliyah of choice. More...

Likud undamaged by Bibi's scandal

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu was hurt by a recent scandal but his Likud Party is still Israel's most popular, a poll found. According to a survey in Ma'ariv, 60. More...

Dollar dives against shekel

JERUSALEM The dollar hit a 10-year low against the shekel. Israeli market trading closed with the dollar valued at 3.37 shekels, the U.S. currency's weakest point since 1997. The dollar has plunged worldwide amid a U.S. debt crisis. More...

UJC pledges money for Ashkelon

JERUSALEM (JTA)- The United Jewish Communities has committed $14 million to the besieged residents of Ashkelon and the western Negev. Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip have fired longer-range rockets recently into the area. More...

Israeli sites nominated

JERUSALEM(JTA)- Three Israeli sites are in the running to be among the new Seven Wonders of Nature. The sites were nominated and will be decided by a global vote on the internet at www.new7wonders. com. More...

AGREEMENTS…

German Chancelor visits Jewish State

On a deeply emotional and historyladen visit to Israel to mark the Jewish state's 60th anniversary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on two pressing issues: Israeli-Palestinian peace and Iran's nuclear weapons program. More...

Sderot mayor blames media

JERUSALEM Sderot's mayor chastised the international media for ignoring the plight of his bombarded Israeli town. Eli Moyal made his statements during his appearance on the prestigious BBC news program "Hardtalk. More...

Revenge plot reports unfounded

JERUSALEM (JTA)- Israeli authorities refuted reports of a far-right plot to attack Arabs in revenge for the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva massacre. More...

Chasidic actor quits Portman movie

JERUSALEM (JTA)- A Chasidic actor cast as Natalie Portman's husband quit the movie after his community objected. More...