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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


Israel Postpones Deportation of Children of Foreign Workers

By Dana Weiler-Polak (Haaretz)

Interior Minister Eli Yishai instructed the Population and Immigration Authority Wednesday morning to postpone the deportation of children and families of foreign workers enrolled in state-run kindergartens and preschools by a few months.Read More


Egyptian Presidential Hopeful Says Peace Treaty With Israel Is Safe

Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League and an Egyptian presidential candidate, said he would not break his country’s peace treaty with Israel.Read More


Kissinger Calls for Release of Pollard

By JTA

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has called for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Jewish Student Suing UC Berkeley for Civil Rights Infringement

By JTA

A student has brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley, saying the university did not protect her from being attacked because she is Jewish.Read More


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