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Turkey: Syria Insists We Moderate Peace Talks With Israel

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Advisers to Turkey’s prime minister have said that Syria would accept only their country as a mediator in peace talks with Israel, after Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu recently voiced doubts that Ankara could continue in the role.Read More


Arrested Would-Be Spy Asked FBI for Israeli Citizenship

By JTA

A former Pentagon contractor facing charges of attempting to spy for Israel allegedly sought Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.Read More


U.S. Arrests Former NASA Scientist Over Alleged Israel Espionage Bid

By JTA

U.S. authorities arrested a Defense Department official who allegedly agreed to spy for Israel.Read More


Oren Ducks Question of J Street Conference Attendance

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

The October 25 conference in Washington D.C. of left-leaning lobby group J Street is just one week away, but Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, is still not saying whether he will attend or not. President Shimon Peres has written a welcoming letter to conference participants, J Street said, with his apologies for not being able to attend.Read More


Bibi: Israel and U.S. Have Resolved Differences Over Settlements

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero last Thursday that talks between Israel and the United States over construction in the settlements on the West Bank had ended.Read More


Goldstone Slams Human Rights Council for Ignoring Hamas

By Jack Khoury and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

South African jurist Richard Goldstone, who headed a UN investigation commission into the conduct of Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas during Israel’s offensive in Gaza last winter, criticized on Friday the United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision to endorse the report his commission had compiled.Read More


U.N. Human Rights Council Sends Goldstone Report to Security Council

By JTA

The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva sent the Goldstone report to the U.N. Security Council, while Richard Goldstone condemned the council for ignoring his findings on Hamas war crimes.Read More


Jews of Color Gather To Explore, Celebrate Identity

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

Dafna Wu, a 48-year-old San Francisco nurse, resembles her Chinese father more than her Jewish mother. She’s been Jewish her whole life, but she’s used to walking into synagogues and having people ask who she’s with, as if she didn’t belong there of her own accord.Read More


Amid Gender Separation Debate, Citizenship Ceremonies Moved From Kotel

By Yair Ettinger and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

The Jewish Agency will stop holding citizenship ceremonies for new immigrants at the Western Wall plaza, in keeping with a demand by the rabbi responsible for the site.Read More


U.N. Human Rights Council To Reopen Debate on Goldstone Report

The U.N. Human Rights Council will reopen the debate on the Goldstone report in a special session.Read More


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