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Obama to Bibi, Abbas: Success Depends on Acting With Urgency

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The meetings ran overtime, and Mahmoud Abbas wouldn’t stop arguing even after he stepped into a room full of cameras.Reporters could not make out exactly what was exercising the Palestinian Authority president in his exchange with President Obama, but fist pounding isn’t usually a sign of things going well.Read More


In Paris Enclave, Jews and Muslims Channel a Common Past

By Ilan Moss (JTA)

It’s a few hours before Shabbat in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris, and a Lubavitch Chasid is helping an elderly Tunisian Jew put on tefillin in the doorway of a kosher butchery.Read More


In Jewish Critiques of U.N. Report, Goldstone Nowhere To Be Found

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Looking for Justice Goldstone? You’re not likely to find him in critiques of his report.Read More


Hillary Clinton, Ehud Barak Expected at U.N. Mideast Summit

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Defense Minister Ehud Barak and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will apparently participate in a tripartite meeting on Middle East peace in New York on Tuesday.Read More


Boteach To Publish Book on Michael Jackson

By JTA

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will release a book based on his interviews with the late Michael Jackson.Read More


Sacha Baron Cohen Will Play Israeli Tour Guide on 'The Simpsons'

By JTA

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will guest star as an Israeli tour guide on an episode of “The Simpsons.”Read More


Obama, Abbas, Netanyahu To Meet in New York

By JTA

President Obama, Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in a summit.Read More


Israel Strikes Gaza Tunnels

By JTA

Israeli air strikes hit three Gaza smuggling tunnels in response to rockets fired from the strip at Israel.Read More


Goldstone Says Holocaust Shaped Views on War Crimes

By Anshei Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Judge Richard Goldstone, the head of a United Nations commission that this week charged Israel with committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip during its offensive there last winter, believes bringing war criminals to justice stems from the lessons of the Holocaust, according to a lecture he delivered in Israel in 2000.Read More


Report: Shmuley Boteach, Uri Geller on Michael Jackson's 'Enemy List'

By Haaretz Service

Michael Jackson kept an “enemy list” which included famed Israeli illusionist Uri Geller and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the renowned U.S. broadcaster, as revealed this week by the star’s former manager Dieter Wiesner.Read More


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