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China's President Urges Netanyahu and Abbas To Return to Negotiations

By Reuters

China’s President Xi Jinping urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace talks with the Palestinians as soon as possible, days after he tried to convince Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to revive discussions.Read More

American Stabbed in Cairo Identified as Director of Arabic Program

By Forward Staff

The American director of an overseas study program was stabbed outside the gates of the United States embassy in Cairo on Thursday, a security source said.Read More

61% of Israelis Back Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, Pew Poll Reveals


Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Obama handles his foreign policy, a poll found.Read More

Hezbollah Vows To Get New Weapons From Syria

By Reuters

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Syria would respond to Israeli raids around Damascus by giving his group sophisticated new weapons, the outcome Israel said its attack was launched to avert.Read More

Israel Occupation Saps East Jerusalem Economy, U.N. Report Says

By Reuters

The Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem is driving its Palestinian residents into deeper economic isolation and they face far greater poverty than Jewish neighbours, said a U.N. report on the city at the heart of the Middle East conflict.Read More

Yale Bathroom Graffiti Warns of Arson Attack on Jewish Center During Shavuot


Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the campus Slifka Center for Jewish Life.Read More

Rabbis Recruit Ultra-Orthodox Girls for Western Wall Prayer Counter Protest

By Haaretz

Thousands of girls from ultra-Orthodox seminaries in Jerusalem are expected to protest at the Western Wall on Friday, in response to a court ruling permitting the Women of the Wall prayer group to hold non-Orthodox services in the central plaza of the holy site.Read More

Why Facebook May Pay $1B for Israeli Waze

By Amir Teig and Inbal Orpaz (Haaretz)

Facebook is currently in advanced negotiations to buy the Israeli navigation company Waze. The total purchase price is said to be roughly $1 billion, significantly higher than the $200 million to $300 million Facebook is believed to have offered Waze only six months ago.Read More

American Stabbed Outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo

By Reuters

An American man was stabbed in the stomach outside the gates of the United States embassy in Cairo on Thursday, a security source said.Read More

Women of Wall Brace for Confrontation at Monthly Western Wall Protest

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Women of the Wall have instructed supporters and activists planning to participate in the event not to “engage in conflict – verbal or physical” with any of the protesters.Read More

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