Thousands of African migrants protest in front of Knesset
Thousands of African migrants protest in front of Knesset, Jan 8, 2013. Photo by Emil Salman
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An estimated 10,000 African migrants traveled to Jerusalem to protest outside the Knesset, as their nationwide strike entered its fourth day. Three MKs initiated a meeting with representatives of the asylum seeking community, but Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein denied them entry to the Knesset.

Citing a policy of "social responsibility," the Netherlands' largest pension fund has decided to withdraw all of its investments from Israel's five largest banks because they have branches in the West Bank and/or are involved in financing construction in the settlements.

The new man in charge of the controversial plan to resettle the Negev Bedouin, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, has pledged to better cooperate with the Bedouin people and to consult community leaders before submitting a new plan to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized recent attacks by settlers in the West Bank, calling them "terrorism that must be eradicated."

A 17-year-old Israeli boy who was charged with assaulting police officers has been held in solitary confinement in an adult prison since August, because no space was found for him at a juvenile detention facility. The judge ordered the boy's release and called on authorities to "save what remains of his period as a minor." 

The Modern Language Association will not consider an outright boycott of Israeli universities, but activists on both sides of the issue say the success of individual boycott efforts is less important than the fact that boycotts are being discussed at all.

A Holocaust documentary created by thriller film master Alfred Hitchcock based on Soviet and British footage of World War II camps will finally be screened to the public in its entirety nearly 70 years after it was filmed. 

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld told fans in a Reddit Q&A that he and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David have indeed reunited for a "huge" project, but won't reveal any details.