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'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

John Kerry Says 'Groundwork' Set for Peace Talks With Israel and Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for a resumption of peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.Read More

Cuba's Maccabiah Team Reflects Jewish Revival

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

When the members of the Cuban delegation march on to the pitch in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium for the 19th Maccabiah’s opening ceremony, they will be making Jewish sporting history. Although individual Cuban athletes have participated in the Maccabiah before, this is the first time that an official delegation from the communist island south of Florida has come to Israel to take part in the games.Read More

Kosher 'Personal Lubricant' Nixed by Rabbi Group


Sorry kosher sex fans, but the California rabbinical group that was set to certify personal lubricants as kosher has yanked its hechsher.Read More

Australia Jews Furious at Maccabiah Tragedy 'Disgrace'


Australian Jews scored the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.Read More

500-Year-Old Jewish Skeleton Found in Brazil


Brazilian archaeologists unearthed what they said are the 500-year-old remains of a Jewish man in Recife.Read More

John Kerry Poised To Fly Home Without Deal on Talks

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry met a Palestinian negotiator in Jordan to discuss resuming peace talks with Israel, officials said, with chances of an immediate breakthrough appearing slim before he leaves later on Friday.Read More

92Y Kickback Scandal Causes Heads To Roll


The 92nd Street Y terminated several employees amid an investigation over kickbacks at the New York Jewish community center.Read More

Poconos Camp Counselor Accused of Molesting Boy


A counselor at a Jewish summer camp for boys in Pennsylvania was taken into custody after a camper accused him of inappropriately touching him, police said.Read More

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