Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he was still ready to extend stalled peace talks with Israel, as long as it met his long-standing demands to free prisoners and halt building on occupied land.
Secretary of State John Kerry believes the effort to bring peace to Israel and the Palestinians is now in a holding pattern and the two sides need to decide what to do next, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
Vandals seriously damaged several graves in a more than 400-year-old Jewish cemetery in Split, Croatia.
An Israeli decision to suspend snarled negotiations with the Palestinians has signalled the latest and perhaps the final blow to two decades of a mostly fruitless peace process.
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.
Palestinian Authority officials said they would demand Hamas accept the two-state solution as a condition to reconciliation between Ramallah and the Islamist group ruling Gaza.
A Baltimore judge refused to order a new trial for the man found guilty of killing an 11-year-old Jewish girl in 1969.
President Barack Obama said on Friday it was still in the interest of Israel and the Palestinians to seek peace — but suggested a “pause” may be needed.
Two years after its inception in Amsterdam, a project that invites visitors to homes that once belonged to Jewish Holocaust victims has spread to eight Dutch cities.
European Reform Jews landed what they said was an important victory in their legal fight for equal recognition and funding from the governments of Hungary and Poland.
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