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U.S.: Jerusalem's Fate Should Be Decided by Israelis, Palestinians

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Shortly after European Union Ministers announced their support for the division of Jerusalem between Israel and a future Palestinian state on Tuesday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying that the fate of Jerusalem should only be determined by Israel and the Palestinians in talks.Read More


Peres Launches YouTube Channel

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres launched his own YouTube channel.Read More


EU Ministers: Jerusalem Should Be Capital of Two States

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European Union foreign ministers called for negotiations over the status of Jerusalem as a capital for two states.Read More


Edward Sanders, Carter Peace Adviser, Dies at 87

By JTA

Edward Sanders, a national Jewish leader who played a key role in the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty as senior Middle East adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died.Read More


Israel's Justice Minister: Jewish Law Should be Binding

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman on Monday said he believes Jewish law (Halakha) should be the binding law in Israel, Army Radio reported.Read More


Major L.A. Philanthropist Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

Elliott Broidy, a major philanthropist in the Los Angeles Jewish community, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of rewarding official misconduct.Read More


EU Convenes Over Swedish Proposal To Divide Jerusalem

By JTA

The European Union is meeting in Brussels to discuss a Swedish proposal to divide Jerusalem and make east Jerusalem the Palestinian capital.Read More


Jewish Boxer Salita Was Stopped 76 Seconds Into Fight

By JTA

American Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita was stopped 1:16 into his World Boxing Association light-welterweight championship bout.Read More


Another Partial Success for Jewish Boxing

By Gordon Haber

In a month that has seen Yuri Foreman win the WBA super welterweight championship and Max Baer elected to the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Dimitriy Salita has received a more sobering assessment of Hebrew pugilism. God wasn’t on his side after Shabbat ended Saturday night in Newcastle, England.Read More


Bibi Forms Task Force To Monitor Settlement Freeze

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday to assemble a task force to monitor the implementation of a construction freeze in West Bank settlements.Read More





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