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Will Obama's Nobel Prize Limit Options on Iran?

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

Although warm and effusive in their congratulations, Israeli officials fear President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize could limit his options on Iran.Read More

Bibi Says Israeli Leaders Will Not Be Tried for War Crimes


Israeli leaders and soldiers will not be put on trial for war crimes, Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the Knesset’s winter session.Read More

Bibi: Don't Believe 'Lies' That Israel Is Digging Under Temple Mount


Benjamin Netanyahu called on Arab citizens not to believe “lies” by “an extremist minority” accusing Israel of digging under the Temple Mount.Read More

Obama's Outreach to Muslim World Cited in Nobel Win

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee cited President Obama’s outreach to the Muslim world and his push for Israeli-Arab peace in explaining its decision to award him the prize.Read More

Oz Loses Out on Nobel Prize; Honor Goes to German Novelist

By Haaretz Staff

Israeli writer Amos Oz may have been the hot favorite to win this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but he lost out Thursday to German novelist Herta Muller.Read More

Congressman Regrets Using the Term 'Holocaust' in Health Care Debate


A Florida congressman says he regrets using the term “holocaust” to describe the state of the U.S. health care system.Read More

U.S. to Israel: Investigate Goldstone Report Allegations


The Obama administration is urging Israel to address the allegations in the Goldstone Commission report.Read More

Shalit Video Increases Pressure on Israel To Secure Soldier's Release

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

The release of the video showing captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit alive and apparently healthy is likely to raise the pressure on the Netanyahu government to secure his release.Read More

Amid Clashes Over Mount, Erekat Accuses of Israel of Trying to Justify Crackdown

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday accused Israel of deliberately creating “an extremely dangerous situation” in East Jerusalem, to trigger violence, justify a crackdown and tighten its grip on the disputed city.Read More

Temple Mount Tensions Rise, Amid PA Diplomatic Campaign

By Barak Ravid and Liel Kyzer (Haaretz)

The Palestinian Authority has been waging a diplomatic campaign against Israel for the past two weeks over what it terms “provocations” on the Temple Mount.Read More

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