Costumed revelers at The Block nightclub.
Costumed revelers at The Block nightclub. Photo by David Bachar
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Residents of Beit Safafa, a Palestinian village just south of Jerusalem, accused police and other authorities of harassment, claiming it is intented to quell local protests being staged against a planned highway that will bisect the town.

Two Australian Jews were recruited to work in the Mossad alongside Ben Zygier, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported.

Emad Burnat, Palestinian co-director of 'Five Broken Camera's', one of the two Israeli films contending at the upcoming Oscars, was reportedly detained by U.S. immigration officials at the Los Angeles International Airport.

A U.S. security think tank said that fears over ignition of a Mid-east arms race were being overplayed, and that the conventional wisdom about Iranian nuclear weapon is wrong.

Police investigators said that the letter accusing Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar of having adulterous sexual relations with a female employee was forged.

The director of the in vitro fertilization unit at Assaf Harofeh Hospital was arrested in Romania on suspicion of trading in human eggs.

A 1,500-year-old industrial site was discovered under a street in Jaffa by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

And, just ahead of Purim fesitivites, the Tel Aviv District Police temporarily shut down six nightclubs where large quantities of various illegal drugs, including date rape drugs, were allegedly being sold.