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White House Tries To Reassure Jewish Leaders

By JTA

A senior White House official tried to reassure United States Jewish community leaders in the wake of tension between the Obama administration and Israel.Read More


Palestinian P.M.: We Will Have a State by Next Year

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Next year, “the birth of a Palestinian state will be celebrated as a day of joy by the entire community of nations,” says Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in an exclusive interview to Haaretz.Read More


Obama Predicts Security Council Will Pass Iran Sanctions Within Weeks

By JTA

President Obama predicted that the U.N. Security Council would pass a new round of sanctions against Iran within weeks.Read More


British Lawmakers Say Israel Is ‘Buying’ Political Influence

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Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party.Read More


U.S. Presses Israel for Jerusalem Building Freeze, in Exchange for Direct Talks With P.A.

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

One of the U.S. administration’s requests to Israel regarding the peace process with the Palestinians is a four-month construction freeze in all parts of East Jerusalem. In exchange, the United States would pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to hold direct talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instead of the indirect talks already agreed to by the Palestinians.Read More


In Leak Case, Israel Gags News of Journalist Under House Arrest

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Israel has held a journalist under secret house arrest since last December based on allegations that during her military service she leaked classified documents suggesting that the Israeli army violated laws dealing with targeted killings.Read More


ADL Calls Carter Apology 'Insincere'

By JTA

Jimmy Carter’s apology last December to the Jewish community was insincere, the Anti-Defamation League said.Read More


Obama White House Will Host Its Second Passover Seder

By Barney Breen-Portnoy (Haaretz)

As Jews throughout the world gather for Passover seders on Monday evening, the world’s most prominent political leader will be hosting one of his own.Read More


Bibi Says He's Working To 'Reduce the Gaps' Between Israel and U.S.

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called recent unflattering Israeli media reports about the Obama administration “unacceptable.”Read More


Health Care Bill Could Mean Election Battles for Some Jewish Dems

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

A window was shattered by a pellet gun in an apparent vandalism attack at her Tucson district office. Sarah Palin has put her on the list of Democratic lawmakers she is targeting this fall. Arizona Tea Party activists are pledging to help defeat her bid for re-election.Read More





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