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European Parliament: E. Jerusalem Should Be Palestinian Capital

By DPA Via Haaretz

The European Parliament supports the creation of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, its president said Wednesday. It embraced the vision for peace in the Middle East as outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama in a May 19 address in Washington, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said.Read More


Jewish Agency To Determine Orthodox Converts' Aliyah Eligibility

By JTA

The Jewish Agency for Israel will now approve Orthodox converts’ eligibility for aliyah.Read More


Poll: Americans’ Support For Israel Largely Unchanged

By JTA

Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.Read More


House Approves Rep. Weiner Leave of Absence

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives approved Rep. Anthony Weiner’s request for a leave of absence.Read More


Fischer Candidacy To Head IMF Disqualified

By JTA

Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, will not be considered a candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund because of his age.Read More


Arson Victim Files Suit Against Hasidic Sect's Grand Rabbi

By JTA

The family of a man badly burned in an alleged arson attack filed a lawsuit against the grand rabbi of the Hasidic village of New Square, N.Y., accusing him of directing and condoning a campaign of harassment against them.Read More


U.S. Pressures Bibi To Accept Obama's Peace Plan

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Washington is pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accede to its proposal to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on the basis of U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 19 speech.Read More


U.S. Delegation Visits Alan Gross in Cuban Prison

By JTA

A delegation of Americans visiting Cuba met with jailed American contractor Alan Gross.Read More


First Post-Shooting Photos of Gabrielle Giffords Released

By JTA

Photos of a smiling Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, were released on her Facebook page.Read More


Israel's Fischer Announces Bid for Top IMF Job

By JTA

Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, has thrown his hat into the ring to lead the International Monetary Fund.Read More


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