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Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu Meet Amid Rifts Old and New

By Matt Spetalnick

President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.Read More

Palestinian Peace Negotiator Compares Benjamin Netanyahu to ISIS Leader


Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel, compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of ISIS.Read More

Dutch Student Videos 'Decapitate Jews' Threat


A Dutch high school student was suspended after posting a video in which he said he belonged to ISIS and wanted to decapitate Jews.Read More

Controversial Lancet Editor Visits Israel


The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, is visiting Israel.Read More

Rahm Emanuel Struggles To Keep Hold on Chicago Black Voters

By Reuters

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city’s February election.Read More

Jewish Settlers Move Into E. Jerusalem Apartments

By Reuters

Several Jewish families moved into apartments in buildings in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.Read More

Blocked Israeli Cargo Ship Heads to Los Angeles


An Israeli-owned cargo ship prevented by pro-Palestinian demonstrators from unloading in the Oakland Port will try to unload in Los Angeles.Read More

Hungary Bans Far Right Conference


Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary ordered the banning of a right-wing extremist conference in Budapest.Read More

Fasting While Pregnant Doubles Premature Birth Chance


Fasting on Yom Kippur in the later stages of pregnancy doubles a woman’s risk for premature delivery, according to a new Israeli study.Read More

Graves Vandalized in Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives


More than 40 graves were vandalized at the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.Read More

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