(JTA) Ariel Sharon's condition is improving. On Tuesday, a day after he moved his right side, the Israeli prime minister showed movement on his left side for the first time since his Jan. 4 stroke, according to Israeli media. The damage to Sharon's brain is believed to be concentrated in the right side of his brain, which controls the left side of the body. But doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital at Ein Kerem, where Sharon is being treated, cautioned that Sharon remains in critical condition, and that it could be several days before they could assess the damage caused by his stroke.

Lubavitch News Service reports about Chabad on Campus' efforts in New Orleans, specifically at Beth Israel; Chabad's Torah Academy has opened.

Reuters reports that the Hamas planner of the 2002 Passover suicide bombing at the Park Hotel in Netanya was sentenced today to 35 consecutive life sentences.

(JTA) The Jewish Agency for Israel opened a center in Jerusalem aimed at encouraging aliyah to the Jewish state. The Global Center for Israel, which opened Sunday, will provide information ranging from employment possibilities to how to buy an apartment, the Jerusalem Post reported. The center will have an around-the-clock call center staffed by bilingual professionals.

The head of Israel's security agency says that the smuggling of rifles and explosives into Gaza since the disengagement has increased by 'hundreds of percent', reports Arutz Sheva.


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