PEN Canada, an arm of the international writers’ association, has come in for criticism from Jewish groups for inviting a vehement critic of Israel to speak at one of its events.28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Israel to take small steps toward a two-state solution with the Palestinians.3
Bill Clinton met with Jewish community leaders in Florida while campaigning for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former United Nations secretary-general who as a member of the Egyptian Cabinet was key to achieving the Camp David peace accords, has died.
A Johannesburg conference dealing with the water crisis in South Africa was canceled due to criticism concerning the inclusion of Israel’s ambassador to South Africa.16
The Paris City Council adopted two nonbinding resolutions condemning attempts to boycott Israel, which are illegal in France.
Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth was detained by Border Police in Jerusalem.34
The Italian government has released thousands of previous classified documents related to fascist and Nazi war crimes committed in Italy during World War II.
France has presented Israel and the Palestinians with a proposal for an international peace conference.13
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