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Council Deadlocked on Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

A UN Security Council committee said on Friday it had failed to reach agreement over a Palestinian application for full membership in the United Nations, the Portuguese UN ambassador said.Read More


Pope Urges Dialogue in Meeting With Israelis

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI urged dialogue among faiths and condemned violence in the name of God in a meeting with Israeli religious leaders.Read More


Israel Stalls on Illegal Settlements

By JTA

Two illegal West Bank outposts set to be evacuated by the end of the year have a reprieve.Read More


Jewish Players Aim to Boost Israel Baseball Team

By JTA

Three Jewish former major leaguers will help Israel field a competitive team in next year’s World Baseball Classic.Read More


Israeli Troops Shoot Settler by Mistake

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces shot and killed an Israeli early Friday in the southern Hebron region of the West Bank, when the man driving a vehicle did not notice a checkpoint and passed through without stopping. The soldiers involved in the incident said the shooting was accidental.Read More


Little Chance of Iran Backing Down: Scholar

By Haaretz

There isn’t any real chance of thwarting Iran’s nuclear program through escalated sanctions or negotiated compromise, an Iranian expert told Haaretz, days after the International Atomic Energy Agency published a report indicating that Tehran was seeking to develop nuclear weapons.Read More


Brooklyn Man Will Be Extradited in Racial Attack

By JTA

A Jerusalem court ordered the extradition of a Brooklyn man to the United States in connection with a racially charged 2008 attack.Read More


Panetta: Iran Strike Would Have Consequences

By Haaretz

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that military action against Iran’s contentious nuclear program could have unintended consequences.Read More


Dennis Ross, Top Mideast Advisor, Quits

By Nathan Guttman

Dennis Ross was a key advisor on the Middle East. His departure may reflect the administration’s backing away from active engagement in the peace process.Read More


Hispanic Leaders Go on AJC Israel Trip

By JTA

Twelve Hispanic-American leaders visiting Israel have discovered that Jews and Hispanics share common cultures and traditions.Read More


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