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Does John Kerry Want Peace Talks More Than Israel or Palestinians?

By Reuters

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that Israel and the Palestinians had tentatively agreed to resume peace talks after three years, he did so standing alone as dusk fell over the Jordanian capital.Read More


Portugal Town Gets First Torah Scroll in 500 Years

By JTA

For the first time in centuries, a Torah scroll will be installed in the northern Portuguese town of Trancoso, where many Jews lived before the 16th century.Read More


Israel Coalition Feuds as Peace Talks Loom

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tentative agreement to revive U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians met scepticism and scorn on Sunday from some members of his rightist coalition government, including within his own party.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Welcomes New Peace Talks With Palestinians

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed on Saturday the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that they are “an essential strategic interest for Israel.”Read More


Borders Remain Sticking Point as Israel Talks Loom With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel will not bow to the Palestinians’ demand on the borders of their future state before peace talks begin but will meet their request for the release of some prisoners, Israeli officials said on Saturday.Read More


Helen Thomas, Iconic White House Reporter Who Slammed Israel, Dies at 92

Helen Thomas, the White House reporter known for her sign-off, ‘Thank you, Mr. President,’ has died at 92. After a 49-year career, she retired after controversially slamming Israel.Read More


Geek Is Gone! Nate Silver To Dump New York Times for ESPN

By Forward Staff

Nate SIlver is taking his stats and going to ESPN.Read More


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner In Hot Water Over New Harassment Claim

By Reuters

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has resisted calls to resign over allegations he groped and made suggestive comments toward women, came under increasing pressure this week as fellow Democrats urged him to quit and as talk emerged of a recall campaign.Read More


'Heavyweight' Palestinian Prisoners Will Be Freed by Israel for Peace Talks

By Reuters

Israel has agreed to a long-standing Palestinian demand to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Saturday.Read More


Europe Pushes Ahead With Anti-Settlement Plan

By Reuters

The European Union, over Israeli protests, said on Friday it was pushing ahead with plans to bar EU financial aid to Israeli organisations operating in the occupied territories, but insisted the decision would not affect peace efforts.Read More


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