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Jewish Republican Leader Mehlman Says He Is Gay

By JTA

The first Jewish chief of the Republican Party came out as gay.Read More


Israel Begins Forming Team for Direct Peace Talks

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening began forming Israel’s negotiating team for the direct peace negotiations set to commence next week in Washington, the Prime Minister’s Office announced.Read More


Barak: Deporting Children of Migrant Workers Would Cause 'Irreversible Damage'

By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday he would call for a renewed discussion during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday of the decision to deport 400 children of migrant workers, as the deportation would create “irreversible damage.”Read More


F.M. Lieberman: Settlement Building Should Restart Next Month

By Haaretz Service

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that there was no reason why building should not restart in the major West bank settlement after a 10-month freeze expires next month.Read More


For the First Time, Israelis Will Serve With U.N. Multinational Force

By JTA

An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force.Read More


Danny Ayalon: Israel Has 'Deep Respect' for Iranian People

By JTA

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, said Israel has “deep respect” for the people of Iran.Read More


From American Jewish Groups, Cautious Optimism on Forthcoming Talks

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Two weeks before their launch, the promised renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks has already engendered a first: a joint statement of welcome by mainstream U.S. Jewish and Palestinian groups.Read More


Slideshow: Israel's Legal Marijuana

By Haaretz Service

An Israeli company, Tikun Olam, works with Israel’s Health Ministry to distribute cannabis for medicinal purposes to over 1,800 people to help relieve pain caused by various health conditions.Read More


U.S. Warns Israel: Refrain From Harming Peace Talks

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Obama administration expects Israel to refrain from making any move that could potentially damage peace talks with the Palestinians once they begin, United States Middle East envoy George Mitchell has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Hitler Likely Had Jewish and African Roots

By JTA

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


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