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U.S. Veto Thwarts UN Resolution on Settlements

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Service and Shlomo Shamir

The United States on Friday voted against a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would have condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. The veto by the U.S., a permanent council member, prevented the resolution from being adopted.Read More


Helen Thomas: Jews Weren't Persecuted in Europe After the War

By JTA

Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas said the Jews did not have to leave postwar Europe because they weren’t persecuted.Read More


Bibi to Nasrallah: ‘Stay in the Bunker’

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders – and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah – that Israel is strong and can defend itself.Read More


Obama Administration Shifts Policy To Push for Democracy, Human Rights in Middle East

By JTA

A combination of calculation, luck and principles are steering the Obama administration to emphasize democracy and human rights in the Middle East in the post-Mubarak era. On February 15, President Obama laid out a revamped strategy that takes into account U.S. strategic interests in the region while also emphasizing the need to accommodate uprisings that have swept away governments in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as protests nipping at U.S. allies in Barhain, Jordan and Yemen.Read More


J Street Plans Israel Trip

By JTA

J Street announced it was organizing its own Israel trip for Jewish college students after Birthright Israel declined to partner with the lobbying group.In a letter to J Street supporters, the organization announced that its campus arm, J Street U, would organize a trip to Israel and the West Bank for 10 to 15 student leaders this summer.Read More


Report: Anti-Semitic Fliers Target Rahm Emanuel

By Haaretz Service

Just a week before Chicago residents vote for their new Mayor, leading candidate Rahm Emanuel became the target of anti-Semitic attacks, NBC Chicago reported on Tuesday.Read More


Israeli Embassies May Close After Threats

By JTA

Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats.Read More


Dennis Ross To Speak at J Street Conference

By JTA

Dennis Ross, the senior adviser to President Obama on Middle East issues, will address this year’s J Street conference, the group said.Read More


Iranians Demonstrate in Support of Egypt

By JTA

Thousands of Iranians demonstrated in support of uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.Read More


PA's Fayyad Dissolves Cabinet To Form New Government

By JTA

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved his Cabinet and will form a new government.Read More





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