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Hitler Likely Had Jewish and African Roots

By JTA

Adolf Hitler may have had both Jewish and African roots, DNA testing shows.Read More


U.S.: Settlement Freeze Will Be Discussed During Upcoming Peace Talks

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

The possibility of extending, or ending Israel’s moratorium on West Bank settlement construction will be discussed within the context of upcoming direct Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior U.S. official said Monday.Read More


Hagee Ministries Drops Support for Right-Wing Israeli Group

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

John Hagee Ministries will discontinue funding for an Israeli right-wing group that has depicted the New Israel Fund and its affiliates as anti-Israel.Read More


U.N. Rights Council Begins Questioning Flotilla Witnesses

By Haaretz Service

Investigators from the United Nations Human Rights Council have begun questioning witnesses of Israel’s May 31 capture of a Gaza-bound boat in which nine people died, the UN said on Monday.Read More


Vice PM Silvan Shalom: PA Preconditions Threaten Direct Talks

By Barak Ravid and Haaretz Service

Preconditions will cause the failure of direct Middle East peace talks, even before negotiations commence, Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Quartet peace envoy Tony Blair on Monday.Read More


Hip-Hop Artist Turned Orthodox Jew Gunned Down in Brooklyn

A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night.Read More


Bibi: Peace Talks Can Succeed If Both Sides Make Concessions

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said direct peace talks with the Palestinians can end in success if Israel is not the only side making concessions.Read More


U.S. to Israel: Iran Won't Have Nukes for at Least a Year

By JTA

U.S. officials reportedly have persuaded Israel that Iran is at least a year away from a nuclear weapon.Read More


U.S. Invites Israel, Palestinians To Relaunch Talks

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The United States has invited Israel and the Palestinians to relaunch direct talks, but the parameters remain vague.Read More


The Saga of America's Swastika-Shaped Naval Building

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

A couple of years ago, the swastika-shaped building at the Naval Amphibious Base in San-Diego discovered by Google Earth became an Internet hit. The former U.S. resident and now Israeli citizen Avrahaum Segol got word from a friend in 2006 and made getting rid of the offensive symbol his own personal project.Read More


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