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Sam Halaby

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Op-Ed: The 'other' Gilad Shalits

With the public eye on recently-released Israeli Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit this week, Israel's government and media should now focus attention and resources on other cases of their missing soldiers.

Israeli, Lebanese soldiers clash at border

Beirut - Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) exchanged gunfire along Lebanon’s southern border with Israel Monday morning.

UN tribunal names Hezbollah members suspected in Hariri killing

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) released the identities of four suspects wanted for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on Friday.

Israel sues Negev Bedouin for illegal housing demolition 1.8M NIS

Jerusalem - The State of Israel is suing 34 Bedouin from the Negev desert for 1.8M Israeli shekels due to expenses related to repeated home evictions and demolitions.

Op-Ed: The Palestinian State of Mind – Symbolism vs. Realism

After seeing South Sudan accepted as the newest member of the United Nations earlier this month, it seems that Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas’ unilateral campaign to seek statehood in September may have given him ‘symbolic state envy’

Palestinians call on Arab nations for help with financial crisis

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders are urging fellow Arab nations for support in the wake of a financial crisis that has left over 150,000 government employees with cut salaries.

Israeli military capture weapon-smuggling boat from Jordan

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and police have captured a small boat on the Dead Sea attempting to smuggle weapons from neighbouring Jordan on Monday.

Israeli PM security detail forces the press to undress

Jerusalem - For the second time this year, an Israeli NPO representing journalists expressed outrage after female reporters were “humiliated” by being requested to remove their bras for security checks at the Israeli prime minister’s office.

Op-Ed: Israeli PM Netanyahu first exclusive interview with Arab network

If the Arab world ever wanted evidence to make peace with Israel, tonight's first ever Arab-network interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be just the proof they need.

New Egyptian cabinet sworn in

Cairo - Egyptian officials swore in the new cabinet on Thursday, removing more than half of ministers previously appointed by ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Poll: Only one in three Palestinians supports two-state solution

A recent poll finds that only one in three Palestinians support a two-state solution, while Americans are growing opposed to unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, and Israelis are becoming increasingly concerned.

Israeli Muslim leader Sheikh Raed Salah granted bail in UK

The British High Court has ruled to grant bail to Sheikh Raed Salah, the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel’s northern branch.

Kidnapped Estonians released in Lebanon

Beirut - Seven Estonian cyclists who were kidnapped while travelling in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in March have been released Thursday.

Anti-Semitism on the rise in Canadian universities, says group Special

Toronto - Anti-Semitism is on the rise on university campuses across Canada, according to a news release by a government committee on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Parents should do more to get kids to eat more fruits, vegetables Special

Statistics Canada reported that only 43 per cent of Canadians over 12 years old ate fruits and vegetables more than five times daily in 2010. This is down from 46 per cent the year before, the lowest number in the last decade.

Interview with 'Go the F*** to Sleep' illustrator Ricardo Cortés Special

Ricardo Cortés, illustrator for the popular 'Go the F*** to Sleep' book featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, speaks to Digital Journal about his work and another up-and-coming project he's working on.

Jordanian Minister resigns over proposed publication laws

Amman - Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication Taher Adwan submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit, in opposition to new proposed laws to "restrict media expression".

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stomach cancer

Cairo - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, according to his defence lawyer, which could impact the former leader’s upcoming trial.

Netflix back online after service disruption

Netflix, the popular online movie streaming service, is back online Monday after service was disrupted over the weekend due to a site outage.

Teen, policeman among dead in Syria as violent protests continue

At least 17 people are reported dead as anti-government rallies continue across Syria on Friday. France and Germany spearhead UN condemnation and EU sanction efforts against President Bashar Assad.
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