Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, will headline the annual J Street conference, at a time of U.S.-Israel tensions over the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group’s signature issue, the two-state solution.
Police evacuated a Jewish school in Paris in a bomb scare which coincided with the third anniversary of the slaying of four Jews in Toulouse.
President Barack Obama told Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that Washington would “reassess” its options on U.S.-Israel relations and Middle East diplomacy after the Israeli prime minister took a position against Palestinian statehood during his re-election campaign, a White House official said.16
In a presidential campaign with an unprecedented number of pointed words and phrases living on as unpleasant hashtags — Loser. Crooked. Deplorables. Nasty woman. Build the wall. Putin’s puppet — Israel barely rates a mention.
An archaeological dig in northern Israel has unearthed a large bronze mask of the god Pan.
A Jewish lawmaker was thrown out of Australia’s Parliament after protesting Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s description of the opposition leader as the “Dr. Goebbels of economic policy.” Joseph Goebbels was the propaganda minister for Nazi Germany.
French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was fined 22,500 euros ($24,000) on Thursday for a jibe against a radio journalist in 2013 suggesting that hearing the broadcaster speak made him think of Nazi gas chambers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his country’s strong ties with the United Stated on Thursday after tensions in the run-up to his election victory, saying Israel has “no greater ally.”13
The Argentine prosecutor found dead after accusing the president of whitewashing a deadly 1994 bombing embezzled state funds to take prostitutes on lavish vacations, the government said on Thursday, deepening the scandal over his death early this year.9
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead a heavily right-leaning coalition government with control of 67 of parliament’s 120 seats, according to final election results released on Thursday.
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