A house hit by IDF fire during Operation Cast Lead in 2009
A house hit by IDF fire during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. Photo by AP
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Israel will pay NIS 430,000 in compensation to a Palestinian family in Gaza, whose two sons were shot dead at close range during a humanitarian truce during Operation Cast Lead, after a human rights organization filed a civil suit in Haifa Magistrate’s Court in August 2010 on the family’s behalf.

Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs Guido Westerwelle emphasized on Sunday during his meeting in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Germany is opposed to a unilateral Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Despite talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office and the White House over the possibility of drawing red lines concerning the Iranian nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday night that the administration is not prepared to make such a public commitment.

The American magazine The New Yorker on Monday published an extensive investigative article about the 2007 bombing of the Syrian nuclear installation by Israel. The affair, which is still a confidential matter in Israel, subject to strict censorship rules, was recently the target of several investigations and was mentioned in the memoirs of several Bush administration officials, including the ex-president himself. Nevertheless, the current investigation seems to be the fullest reconstruction yet of how the attack played out and includes several heretofore unknown details.

The anticipated cost of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center has bothered some critics and raised concerns even among the memorial's allies that the budget may be unsustainable without a hefty government subsidy.

Three Palestinians were wounded early Monday in three successive Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in response to an earlier rocket attack launched toward southern Israel from the coastal enclave, witnesses said.

Jewish organizations have denounced an Estonian newspaper for publishing a mock ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp.

Jewish pluralism and women’s rights groups are up in arms over a series of presentations featuring only men to be held at Petah Tikva’s municipal cultural center. In a letter to Petah Tikva’s Mayor Yitzhak Ohayon, the groups said they would boycott the center unless he ensured that women appear in the series.