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Benjamin Netanyahu Insists Speech 'Not Political'

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that although his address to U.S. lawmakers has been the subject of controversy, he never intended his Washington visit to be political.Read More


Amid Nuclear Tussle, Israel and Iran Face Off Over Old Pipeline Deal

By Reuters

As Israel loudly and publicly denounces Iran and its nuclear program this week, the two countries are quietly tussling in a decades-old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline company that could be worth billions of dollars to Tehran.Read More


Quarter of Democrats To Boycott Benjamin Netanyahu Speech

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick

Almost a quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers are expected to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as he escalates his campaign against President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties.Read More


Rabinnic and Legal Groups Partner to Prevent Agunot

By JTA

A Religious Zionist rabbinic organization in Israel has launched a new prenuptial agreement to help ensure that divorcing wives will receive a religious divorce, or get.Read More


First 21 Sephardic Jews Move Towards Portugal Citizenship

By JTA

The government of Portugal published its procedure for handling applications for citizenship based on the country’s law of return for descendants of Sephardic Jews.Read More


Jews and Catholics Unite To Pan Film on Pope Pius XII

By Reuters

A new Italian film that attempts to defend wartime Pope Pius XII against accusations he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust has been panned by the Vatican as well as Catholic and Jewish media.Read More


Iran Rejects Obama's Call for 10-Year Nuclear Freeze

By Reuters

Iran on Tuesday rejected as “unacceptable” U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.Read More


More Jews Make Cut in Forbes Bulging Billionaires List

By Gabe Friedman

On Monday Forbes released its 29th annual list of every billionaire on the planet, and it features a record 1,826 people, or 181 more than last year.Read More


Wary Barack Obama Brands Benjamin Netanyahu Speech 'Distraction'

By Dan Williams and Doina Chiacu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties.Read More


John Kerry Holds More Nuclear Talks With Iran

By Reuters

The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers on Tuesday began a second day of talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program with the aim of securing a framework agreement by the end of March.Read More


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