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San Francisco Puts Circumcision Ban on the Ballot

By JTA

A measure seeking to ban male circumcision will appear on the November ballot in San Francisco.Read More


Bibi to Visit Key Power Bases on High-Profile D.C. Visit

By Nathan Guttman

As he arrives in Washington on May 19 for a crucial visit, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to maximize his impact with a tour that will hit four American bases of power: the administration, Congress, the media and the Jewish community.Read More


Obama: Future Palestinian State Should Be Based on 1967 Borders

By JTA

President Obama said the future state of Palestine should be based on the pre-1967 border with mutually agreed land swaps with Israel.Read More


Obama Endorses Two States Based on 1967 Borders

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. endorses the Palestinians’ demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.Read More


News Analysis: Israel Watching Closely as Obama Addresses the Mideast

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

President Obama’s advisers have said time and again that the major speech he is to deliver Thursday will not be about Israel, but about the Middle East.Read More


Obama Freezes Assets of Assad and Other Syrian Leaders

By JTA

President Obama extended a freeze on Syrian assets to the country’s government and its entire leadership.Read More


Philip Roth Wins Man Booker International Prize

By JTA

Jewish author Philip Roth has won the Man Booker International Prize for the body of work in his more than 50-year-long career.Read More


White House Hosts Jewish American Heritage Month Reception

By JTA

President Obama hosted a reception for Jewish American Heritage Month.Read More


Syrian Infiltrator Turns Himself in to Tel Aviv Police

By JTA

A Syrian infiltrator who breached Israel’s border during Nakba Day protests turned himself in to police in Tel Aviv.Read More


Abbas, in Times Op-Ed, Urges U.N. To Support a Palestinian State

United Nations member states should support the move to declare Palestinian independence in September of this year, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday, adding that such a move would also allow the Palestinians to pursue their claims against Israel.Read More


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