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PA Rejects Bibi's Offer To Extend Freeze in Exchange for Recognition

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Read More


N.Y. Candidate Paladino Denounces Homosexuality in Speech to Orthodox Leaders

By JTA

The Republican candidate for New York governor denounced homosexuality in an address to Orthodox Jewish leaders.Read More


French, Spanish FMs: Lieberman Violated Every Rule of Diplomacy

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The foreign ministers of Spain and France were furious with their Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Monday morning during a phone conversation that he had “violated every rule of diplomatic etiquette,” an Israeli source reported on Monday.Read More


Livni Says Loyalty Oath, Approved Sunday, Is 'Politics at Its Worst'

By Haaretz Service

Leader of the opposition and Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni condemned on Sunday the cabinet’s approval of a controversial amendment to the Citizenship Law requiring non-Jews seeking citizenship to pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.Read More


Israel's Cabinet Approves Loyalty Oath

By JTA

Israel’s Cabinet approved a loyalty oath requiring non-Jews wishing to become citizens to pledge allegiance to Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state.”Read More


Abbas to Mitchell: I Will Resign If Settlement Construction Continues

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed U.S. envoy George Mitchell last week that the renewal of settlement construction will not only bring about the collapse of peace talks but it will also induce his resignation from the post of Palestinian Authority president.Read More


Obama’s Unprecedented Offer to Israel

By JTA

Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements, some political analysts are wondering why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not grabbed the deal with both hands.Read More


Livni Denounces U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for Investigating Raid on Flotilla

By Haaretz

Isareli opposition leader Tzipi Livni on October 6 accused the United Nations of intervening in Israel’s affairs through its probe into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.Read More


Will Jewish Access to Obama Wane With Departure of Emanuel, Axelrod?

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

They were two Jewish aides who had offices within shouting distance of the Oval Office. But the resignation last week of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff and the imminent departure of David Axelrod, the president’s senior adviser, is raising the question of what the disappearance of the president’s top two Jewish aides will mean for the Jewish community.Read More


At Harvard, Livni Says Bibi Wasted Two Years Before Talking to PA

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni (Kadima) criticized on Tuesday the current government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for wasting two years before conducting negotiations with the Palestinians.Read More


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