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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


For the First Time, Supreme Court Opens With Three Jewish Justices

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

For the first time in history, a U.S. Supreme Court convened this week with three Jewish justices.Read More


For Bibi To Accept Freeze Extension, U.S. Might Have To Sweeten the Deal

By Leslie Susser (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


Jewish Couple Booted from Cruise, After Responding to Anti-Semitic Jibe

By Danna Harman (Haaretz)

“There are too many Jews on board.” That was the comment that started it all.Read More


Israel Rejects Nobel Laureate's Deportation Appeal

By JTA

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an Irish Nobel laureate who was refused entry to Israel because of her involvement in a Gaza-bound flotilla.Read More


Bibi Is Trying To Convince Top Ministers To Extend Freeze

By Barak Ravid and Haaretz Service and Natasha Mozgovaya

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his forum of top ministers on Tuesday afternoon to debate extending Israel’s moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements for 60 days.Read More


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