Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s choice for the next Bank of Israel governor has withdrawn his candidacy for the post, after an investigation was opened into an alleged 2006 shoplifting affair at the Hong Kong airport.
President Barack Obama welcomed Israeli-Palestinian talks starting in Washington later on Monday but cautioned that a tough path lies ahead.
Members of a Spanish soccer team will visit Israel and the West Bank to host skills clinics and games with Israeli and Palestinian children in order to promote peace.
Due to the delay in the passage of Israel’s new draft-reform bill, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has decided to defer the conscription of yeshiva students who have already received their draft notices until November.6
Dozens of demonstrators, including members of Rome’s Jewish community, protested outside the apartment building where the former SS officer responsible for one of Italy’s worst wartime massacres celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday.
The 104 prisoners that will be be released from Israeli prison in accordance with Sunday’s cabinet decision, were responsible, all told, for the deaths of 55 civilians, 15 soldiers, one female tourist and dozens of Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel.3
There probably isn’t a future NBA player like Lennie Rosenbluth, Danny Schayes or Ernie Grunfeld - all former Maccabiah participants before their pro careers - in the current games, but there is definitely a wealth of NBA talent coaching on the sidelines.
Israeli and Palestinian officials put forward clashing formats for peace talks due to resume in Washington on Monday for the first time in nearly three years after intense U.S. mediation.
Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel who heads foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution think tank, is expected to be named the new U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.3
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been invited to resume peace talks in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said, after a break of nearly three years.
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