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  • Sen. Rand Paul Wants Deep Cuts in Foreign Aid

    January 28, 2011 12:16 PM

    Freshman Republican Sen. Rand Paul is calling for deep cuts in foreign aid, including eliminating U.S. money for Israel, a plan that has drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans. The tea party-backed Paul unveiled a budget proposal this week that would slash overall government spending by $500 billion, saying... more »
  • Alcohol, Not Politics, Has Stopped Ozzy From Playing In Israel Until Now

    September 27, 2010 11:47 AM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Ozzy Osbourne said Monday that alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne is in Israel this week as part of this year's international Ozzfest tour, along with Soulfly and Korn. Tuesday's performance will be his first ever in the Holy Land.... more »
  • Israel to Purchase F-35I Fighter Jets From US

    August 15, 2010 3:33 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister has given the go-ahead to a $4 billion purchase of advanced American F-35I fighter jets. Ehud Barak's office says Barak approved the purchase of the stealth fighters along with spare parts and services. Military officials said Israel would purchase around 20 of the Lockheed... more »
  • Heaviest and Most Valuable Gold Coin Ever Found in Israel

    August 11, 2010 1:12 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists say they have uncovered the heaviest and most valuable gold coin ever found in Israel. The 2,200-year-old coin weighs an ounce (28 grams) and was found at the Tel Kedesh site near the Lebanon border on June 22, according to Wednesday's statement from the antiquities authority.... more »
  • Journalist Helen Thomas Retires Following Remarks She Made About Israel

    June 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a... more »

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