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Palestinians Buy Riot Gear as Statehood Bid Approaches

By Haaretz

Israel has given approval for the Palestinian Authority to equip its security forces with riot-control gear, such as tear gas grenades and rubber bullets.Read More

Israel Evacuates Embassy in Jordan as Protest Looms

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the early evacuation of Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Wednesday, over fears of violent anti-Israel protests similar to those which erupted in Cairo last week.Read More

Presbyterians Push for Israel Divestment


A committee within the Presbyterian Church USA has reopened controversy by recommending that the church divest from three companies doing business with Israel.Read More

'Jewish Or Not?' iPhone App Under Fire


A made-in-France iPhone app called “Jewish or Not Jewish?” is under fire for stigmatizing Jews.Read More

Palestinian Says No Jewish Minority in Future State

By Haaretz

The future independent Palestinian state will not include a Jewish minority, a top Palestinian official told USA Today on Wednesday, adding that it was in the best interest of both peoples to “be separated.”Read More

Federations Unhappy With Obama Tax-Deduct Plan


The Jewish Federations of North America criticized how President Obama proposes funding his jobs bill, although it has praised other elements of the bill.Read More

Palestinian Gets Life for Killing Jewish Family


A Palestinian man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family.Read More

Engel Lobbies American States To Oppose Palestinian Statehood


Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Western Hemisphere subcommittee, is lobbying countries to vote against Palestinian statehood recognition in the United Nations.Read More

Livni Slams Bibi for Diplomatic Bungling

By Haaretz

Opposition leader and Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Wednesday, saying that it has led Israel to the “worst possible diplomatic situation.”Read More

Palestinians Seek To Wrest Concessions From U.S. Over Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority officials understand that a Security Council petition for statehood would prompt a U.S. veto and are tying to wrest last-minute promises from the Obama administration.Read More

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