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Abbas: Bibi's Congressional Speech Left 'Nothing To Build On'

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said there was nothing for peace talks to build on in Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress.Read More


Bibi to Congress: Israel Ready for Compromise, But Jerusalem Will Not Be Divided

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his speech at the United States Congress on Tuesday by reiterating Israel’s strong ties with the U.S., saying “Israel has no better friend than the U.S. and the U.S. has no better friend than Israel.”Read More


Israeli Director Wins Big at Cannes

By Haaretz Service

Israeli director Joseph Cedar won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his film “Footnote.”Read More


San Francisco Puts Circumcision Ban on the Ballot

By JTA

A measure seeking to ban male circumcision will appear on the November ballot in San Francisco.Read More


Bibi to Visit Key Power Bases on High-Profile D.C. Visit

By Nathan Guttman

As he arrives in Washington on May 19 for a crucial visit, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to maximize his impact with a tour that will hit four American bases of power: the administration, Congress, the media and the Jewish community.Read More


Obama: Future Palestinian State Should Be Based on 1967 Borders

By JTA

President Obama said the future state of Palestine should be based on the pre-1967 border with mutually agreed land swaps with Israel.Read More


Obama Endorses Two States Based on 1967 Borders

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. endorses the Palestinians’ demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.Read More


News Analysis: Israel Watching Closely as Obama Addresses the Mideast

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

President Obama’s advisers have said time and again that the major speech he is to deliver Thursday will not be about Israel, but about the Middle East.Read More


Obama Freezes Assets of Assad and Other Syrian Leaders

By JTA

President Obama extended a freeze on Syrian assets to the country’s government and its entire leadership.Read More


Philip Roth Wins Man Booker International Prize

By JTA

Jewish author Philip Roth has won the Man Booker International Prize for the body of work in his more than 50-year-long career.Read More


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