Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service


Anti-Circumcision Comic Books Called 'Anti-Semitic'

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday strongly condemned a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco, saying it contained “grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes.”Read More


Obama Endorses Two States Based on 1967 Borders

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. endorses the Palestinians’ demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.Read More


U.S.: New Settlement Construction Hurt Peace Efforts

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Israel’s continued West Bank settlement construction runs counter efforts to resume Middle East peace negotiations, a statement by the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, a day after the government approved 500 new settlement housing units as a response to deadly Itamar attack.Read More


Bibi: Palestinians Must Recognize Israel as a Jewish State

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, saying that only then they will be ready to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Army Radio reported Friday.Read More


U.S.: Settlement Freeze Will Be Discussed During Upcoming Peace Talks

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

The possibility of extending, or ending Israel’s moratorium on West Bank settlement construction will be discussed within the context of upcoming direct Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior U.S. official said Monday.Read More






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