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Israeli Troops Fire on Palestinians at Syrian Border

By JTA

At least four Palestinians were killed and nine wounded after hundreds of protesters massed on Israel’s border with Syria on the Golan Heights.Read More


French Peace Plan Would Require Palestinian Recognition of a Jewish State

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe offered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a proposal on Thursday aimed at breaking the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock before the expected showdown at the UN General Assembly in September.Read More


Cantor Tells Weiner To 'Come Clean' in Twitter Flap

By JTA

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to “come clean” about a controversy over a lewd photo.Read More


Record Amount Approved for U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program

By JTA

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee awarded the highest-ever level of funding to the joint U.S.-Israel missile defense program Wednesday.Read More


Syrian Rabbi Avoids Jail Time in Money-Laundering Case

Rabbi Saul Kassin, a spiritual leader of the Syrian Jewish community in America, was sentenced to two years of probation for illegally sending money to Israel through a charity he operated.Read More


Bibi on Jerusalem Day: Unification Propelled City's Development

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Jerusalem’s reunification after the 1967 Six Day War on Wednesday, saying that it gave the city the “momentum to develop.”Read More


British Prime Minister Ends Affiliation With JNF

By Danna Harman and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has removed his name from a list of patrons of the UK branch of the Jewish National Fund — and pro-Palestinian activists have taken credit for the move.Read More


Olmert Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert began testifying on his own behalf at his trial on corruption charges.Read More


In Bid for U.N. Recognition, P.A. Wants To Force U.S. To Use Veto

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority plans to approach the United Nations Security Council in July to begin the process of getting Palestine recognized as a full member of the United Nations and to assure a vote on the matter by the General Assembly in September, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Reference to 1967 Lines Pulled From G8 Statement

By JTA

A reference to the 1967 lines as the basis for a future border was reportedly removed at Canada’s request from a G8 summit statement calling for renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Read More


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