Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Yom Herut Yerushalayim: 46 years after Jerusalem’s historic reunification, Israel’s capital is on the up

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46 years after historic reunification, Israel’s capital is on the up

Source: Israel Hayom, 5-7-13

Ahead of 46th annual Jerusalem Day, statistics show that more young people are choosing to live in Jerusalem than in previous years, tourism is on the rise • Jerusalem mayor: We Jerusalemites are now once again proud of our city, which we love so much….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Yom Herut Yerushalayim: Jerusalem Day Event Schedule

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Jerusalem Day Event Schedule

Source: Arutz Sheva, 5-7-13

The traditional annual Jerusalem Day celebration at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in the capital will commence at 22:00, with the participation of rabbis, government and Knesset members as well as other renowned public figures….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 7, 2013: Yesh Atid to oppose referendum on land-for-peace bill

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Yesh Atid to oppose referendum on land-for-peace bill

Source: Israel Hayom, 5-7-13

Yair Lapid’s faction poised to vote against bill demanding referendum and a special Knesset majority for any cabinet decision involving ceding territory in future peace deal despite coalition agreement • Likud: Lapid-Bennett alliance is disintegrating….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Billions of locusts hatched in southern Israel

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Billions of locusts hatched in southern Israel

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

Billions of newly hatched locusts are spreading throughout Israel’s South….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 7, 2013: Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein accepts Women of the Wall court decision

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Israeli attorney general accepts Women of the Wall court decision

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

The activist group Women of the Wall will face no more legal challenges after Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided not appeal a court decision favoring the group….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief May 7, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu promised US Secretary of State John Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

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Report: Netanyahu promised Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June….READ MORE

Israel Brief May 7, 2013: Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

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Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day

Source: JTA, 5-7-13

A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights in Israel for the second straight day….READ MORE »

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