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Bibi: Israel Working To Close Gap With U.S.

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he has not yet worked out his differences with Washington over a disputed construction project in East Jerusalem, signaling a continued deadlock in the U.S. push to restart Mideast peace talks.Read More


Bibi Will Attend Obama's Nuclear Summit

By JTA

Israel’s prime minister will attend President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit next week, but no one-on-one meeting is planned for the two leaders.Read More


Obama's New Nuclear Policy Excludes Iran

By JTA

President Obama’s new strategy to limit U.S. use of nuclear weapons would not apply to “outliers like Iran and North Korea,” he said.Read More


White House Tries To Reassure Jewish Leaders

By JTA

A senior White House official tried to reassure United States Jewish community leaders in the wake of tension between the Obama administration and Israel.Read More


Palestinian P.M.: We Will Have a State by Next Year

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz)

Next year, “the birth of a Palestinian state will be celebrated as a day of joy by the entire community of nations,” says Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in an exclusive interview to Haaretz.Read More


Obama Predicts Security Council Will Pass Iran Sanctions Within Weeks

By JTA

President Obama predicted that the U.N. Security Council would pass a new round of sanctions against Iran within weeks.Read More


British Lawmakers Say Israel Is ‘Buying’ Political Influence

By JTA

Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party.Read More


U.S. Presses Israel for Jerusalem Building Freeze, in Exchange for Direct Talks With P.A.

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

One of the U.S. administration’s requests to Israel regarding the peace process with the Palestinians is a four-month construction freeze in all parts of East Jerusalem. In exchange, the United States would pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to hold direct talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instead of the indirect talks already agreed to by the Palestinians.Read More


In Leak Case, Israel Gags News of Journalist Under House Arrest

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Israel has held a journalist under secret house arrest since last December based on allegations that during her military service she leaked classified documents suggesting that the Israeli army violated laws dealing with targeted killings.Read More


ADL Calls Carter Apology 'Insincere'

By JTA

Jimmy Carter’s apology last December to the Jewish community was insincere, the Anti-Defamation League said.Read More


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