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Israeli Knesset To Hold Hearings on J Street

By JTA

Is turnabout fair play when Israel examines the critics who would examine its actions?

Groups on the Jewish left expressed outrage after the Knesset subcommittee on public diplomacy voted to convene hearings on J Street, the Washington-based lobby that calls itself “pro-Israel, pro-peace.”Read More


House Bill Could Force U.S. to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

By JTA

Top Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a bill that would strip the president of his power to waive a law requiring him to move the embassy to Jerusalem.Read More


Israel Seizes Ship Carrying Weapons for Gaza

By JTA

Israel’s Navy intercepted a ship bound for Egypt that the Israeli military said was smuggling weapons for use by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.Read More


Olmert To Be Indicted in Real Estate Scandal

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is among 18 people who will be indicted in Israel’s largest real-estate scandal.Read More


Bibi: Palestinian Public Must Hear Abbas Condemn Itamar Attack

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to express to the Palestinian public his condemnation of the deadly attack at a West Bank settlement over the weekend.Read More


White House Slams Cuba's Sentence for Alan Gross

By JTA

The Obama administration condemned the 15-year sentence handed down by a Cuban court to Alan Gross.Read More


U.S.: New Settlement Construction Hurt Peace Efforts

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Israel’s continued West Bank settlement construction runs counter efforts to resume Middle East peace negotiations, a statement by the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, a day after the government approved 500 new settlement housing units as a response to deadly Itamar attack.Read More


Palestinians Denounce Murder of Young Family in W. Bank Settlement

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

Many Palestinian commentators have denounced the murder of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar over the weekend, but not without noting that Israel and the settlers shared some of the blame.Read More


Jewish Groups Mobilize Following Quake, Tsunami

By JTA

Jewish organizations are mobilizing responses to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday.Read More


White House Taps Shapiro To Become America's Israel Ambassador

By JTA

President Obama said he is nominating Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement in the region.Read More


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