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John Kerry Works To Boost Economy of West Bank

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he had agreed to work with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to boost economic growth in the occupied West Bank as he seeks ways to revive Middle East peace talks.Read More


Netanyahu: Talks With Palestinians Must First Address Recognition and Security

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem on Tuesday to discuss jumpstarting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and said that the recognition and security of Israel must be the first issues that are addressed.Read More


National Council of Jewish Women Calls on Israel To Sanction Civil Marriage and Divorce

By JTA

The National Council of Jewish Women called on the Jewish state to create a system of civil marriage and divorce in what was seen as a landmark move.Read More


Chuck Hagel To Visit Israel Later This Month

By Reuters

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will pay a first visit to Israel since taking office later this month to bolster the allies’ cooperation in the Middle East, an Israeli official told Reuters on Tuesday.Read More


John Kerry Discusses Mideast Peace in Meetings With Netanyahu and Abbas

By Reuters

John Kerry said on Monday he is trying to break down mistrust on both sides of the “festering” conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and would not rush into a new peace process.Read More


Outraged Y.U. Alumni Hope To Block Jimmy Carter From Cardozo Peace Honor

By Paul Berger

Enraged alumni have threatened to physically block Jimmy Carter from entering Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, where he is due to receive a peace award on April 10.Read More


Anne Frank's Step-Sister Speaks Out in New Book

By Reuters

Anne Frank’s step-sister Eva Schloss, now 83, has released a memoir about her experience growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust.Read More


United Nations Relief and Works Agency Reopens Gaza Food Distribution Centers

By Reuters

The main U.N. humanitarian agency for Palestinians said on Monday it was reopening its Gaza food distribution centers after suspending operations last week in response to violent protests over aid cutbacks.Read More


Families of Mavi Marmara Victims Go To Trial Despite Israeli Apology

By Reuters

Israel’s apology to Turkey over the 2010 killing of nine Turks aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship did not go far enough and Israeli soldiers will be pursued in court, survivors of the incident said on Monday.Read More


Anti-Semitism Still Widespread Say Netanyahu and Peres at Yad Vashem

By Anne Cohen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres opened the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday at Yad Vashem with a warning.Read More


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