Israel aims to stay out of Syria’s civil war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, despite violence eroding security on the Golan Heights border area.
Israel’s prime minister said he would work with John Kerry to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, following a government official’s assertion that the ruling coalition opposes a two-state solution.6
Newark mayor Cory Booker, who has close ties to the Jewish community, announced on Saturday that he will run for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat.
UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said at a closed emergency session of the UN Security Council on Friday night that Israel threatened to attack President Bashar Assad’s troops near the border with Syria, during clashes Thursday between rebels and the Assad regime.3
Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
Were Israeli companies Verint and Narus the ones that collected information from the U.S. communications network for the National Security Agency?
Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.
A gunman dressed in black killed at least six people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law authorities said.
A planned service by Women of the Wall Sunday at the Kotel has spurred threats of mass protests. A cross-denominational group of LA rabbis call for civility in an open letter.9
To better serve the Boston Jewish community, two leading organizations have decided to merge, beginning July 1.
Just five years ago, to great fanfare, the Knesset enacted the Reserve Service Law. After the tiresome speeches about Israeli society’s great debt to the reservists, after the embarrassing distribution of goodies every year − here at last was a binding document that enshrined the perceptions of the Israel Defense Forces’ top brass concerning the value of reservists’ units. It was not by chance that the law was passed at a time when the lessons of the failure of the Second Lebanon War were still fresh in everyone’s mind.
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