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Polish Jews Mourn President Kaczynski

By JTA

Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland’s leadership.Read More


Anat Kam: I Stole IDF Documents To Expose War Crimes

By Ofra Edelman (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Classified documents reveal that the Israel Defense Forces had committed war crimes in the West Bank, Anat Kam, the former soldier indicted for espionage over an alleged theft of top secret material, told the court earlier in the year, according to police documents released allowed for publication Monday at the request of Haaretz.Read More


Polish President, Friend of Israel and 'Promoter of Peace,' Dies in Plane Crash

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Dozens of top Israeli officials sent their condolences Saturday to the Polish people after Polish President Lech Kaczynski was killed as his plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia, along with his wife and top Polish officials.Read More


Bibi Backs Out of Obama's Nuclear Summit

By JTA

Israel’s prime minister will not attend President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit next week.Read More


Uri Blau, Journalist at Center of Kam Affair, Tells His Side of the Story

By Uri Blau (Haaretz)

The telephone call I received about a month ago should not have been a surprise. “Your apartment in Tel Aviv has been broken into,” the voice on the other end of the line said. “Everything’s in a mess and it’s not clear what has been taken.”Read More


Bibi: Israel Working To Close Gap With U.S.

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he has not yet worked out his differences with Washington over a disputed construction project in East Jerusalem, signaling a continued deadlock in the U.S. push to restart Mideast peace talks.Read More


Bibi Will Attend Obama's Nuclear Summit

By JTA

Israel’s prime minister will attend President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit next week, but no one-on-one meeting is planned for the two leaders.Read More


Obama's New Nuclear Policy Excludes Iran

By JTA

President Obama’s new strategy to limit U.S. use of nuclear weapons would not apply to “outliers like Iran and North Korea,” he said.Read More


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





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