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New Conservative Group Targets Democrats Working With J Street

By Nathan Guttman

With two months left before the midterm elections, a hawkish group is targeting several congressional Democrats who last January signed a letter sponsored by J Street, the dovish Israel lobby, pressing the administration to get Israel to loosen its blockade of Gaza.Read More

Netanyahu: Only Likud Can Make Peace with Palestinians

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz Service)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said that only his Likud party can forge real and lasting peace with the Palestinians.Read More

State Dept. Condemns Yosef Remarks About Abbas


The Obama administration condemned what it said was incitement by an influential Israeli rabbi.Read More

Three Iranian Jews Shot Dead in L.A.


Three members of Los Angeles’ Iranian Jewish community were shot and killed in West Hollywood.Read More

In Widely Condemned Remarks, Shas Rabbi Says Abbas 'Should Perish'


On the eve of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the spiritual leader of the Shas Party wished for the demise of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.Read More

Obama's Approval Rating Is Higher Among Jews


Jews gave President Obama an above-average job approval rating compared to other religious groups in the U.S.Read More

Bibi Proposes Biweekly Meetings With Abbas

By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed to the U.S. administration on Thursday that he hold a face-to-face meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas every two weeks to try to forge covert understandings and set principles to solve every issue.Read More

Jewish Republican Leader Mehlman Says He Is Gay


The first Jewish chief of the Republican Party came out as gay.Read More

Israel Begins Forming Team for Direct Peace Talks

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening began forming Israel’s negotiating team for the direct peace negotiations set to commence next week in Washington, the Prime Minister’s Office announced.Read More

Barak: Deporting Children of Migrant Workers Would Cause 'Irreversible Damage'

By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday he would call for a renewed discussion during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday of the decision to deport 400 children of migrant workers, as the deportation would create “irreversible damage.”Read More

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