A sanctions relief package offered to Iran as part of nuclear negotiations could be worth up to $40 billion to Tehran, or 40% of the impact of the sanctions.
An 18-year old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death by a Palestinian residing in Israel illegally while on a bus in northern Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday his peace negotiators had resigned over the lack of progress in U.S.-brokered statehood talks clouded by Israeli settlement building.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Tuesday a reassessment of plans to build nearly 24,000 settler homes, saying he feared an international outcry that would divert attention from Israel’s lobbying against a nuclear deal with Iran.
The Republican Party has rejected the two-state solution, the official policy of U.S. administrations for decades.
Two relatives of the man who has refused to give his wife a religious divorce temporarily resigned their positions with the religious publisher Artscroll.
A fourth man was charged in an alleged anti-Semitic attack on five religious Jews in Sydney.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki made clear at her daily briefing that the United States was both caught unawares and displeased by reports that Israel is making plans to build nearly 24,000 more settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem,
The extraordinary disclosure last week that a trove of more than 1,400 vanished artworks were found in a Munich apartment has raised more questions than it has answered.
Secretary of State John Kerry will tell U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday it would be a mistake for Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran now amid talks with Tehran over its nuclear program, the State Department said.
The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly ended with speeches at Jerusalem City Hall and a prayer service at Robinson’s Arch, the egalitarian site at the Western Wall.
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