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White House Official: Israel Should Sign Non-Proliferation Treaty

By JTA

An Obama administration official said Israel should sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.Read More


U.S., Israeli Administrations Hear Each Other Out at Aipac Conference

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

If this year’s AIPAC policy conference stopped well short of a full-blown spat between the pro-Israel lobby and the Obama administration, it was because each side was listening to the other: Obama officials listened to Israeli fears about the Iranian nuclear threat, and AIPAC and Israel’s prime minister listened to the U.S. administration’s insistence on the inevitability of Palestinian statehood.Read More


Peres to Obama: Israel Is Ready to Negotiate With Syria, Palestinians

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Israel is prepared to negotiate a peace settlement with Syria and the Palestinians, President Shimon Peres told U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, adding that the benefits of the process would outweigh the risks.Read More


Strong Germany-Iran Economic Ties Trouble Activists

By Toby Axelrod (JTA)

Shareholder meetings usually are about profits. But at the scheduled May 15 meeting in Munich of Linde AG, a chemical company, a group of activists is expected to take the floor with a simple message: Don’t do business with Iran.Read More


At Aipac Conference, Biden Calls for Settlement Freeze

By JTA

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John Kerry pledged to confront Iran and protect Israel, but called on the Jewish state to freeze settlements.Read More


Peres to Aipac: Peace is Netanyahu's Priority

By Haaretz Service

In an address to the pro-Israel lobby Aipac in Washington, President Shimon Peres said on Monday that the current Israeli government seeks peace and will honor Jerusalem’s previous commitments as they relate to the peace process with the Palestinians.Read More


A Closed Trial Awaits Defendants in Halimi Murder Case

By Devorah Lauter (JTA)

For the Jewish community here, the decision to bar journalists from the trial of gang members accused of kidnapping and torturing a 23-year-old French Jew to death has struck a raw nerve.The Paris court’s April 29 ruling adds insult to injury, French Jews say, by further suppressing what many believe was the motive for the murder of Ilan Halimi: anti-Semitism.Read More


Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss AIPAC Case

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Prosecutors asked a judge to drop charges against two ex-AIPAC staffers accused of passing along classified information. In a statement Friday, the acting U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia said restrictions on the government’s case imposed by Judge T.S. Ellis III made conviction unlikely.Read More


On Eve of AIPAC Forum, Lawmakers Introduce Iran Sanctions Bill

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

An Iran sanctions bill is about to roll off the congressional presses, and thousands of AIPAC lobbyists are about to tumble out of buses to make sure it passes.Read More


Obama Sends Congratulations as Israel Celebrates 61

By Haaretz Service

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Israel on celebrating its 61st Independence Day, and promised to advance peace talks in the Middle East.Read More





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