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Gaza Blockade Won't End With Turkey Apology and Ties, Israel Insists

By Reuters

Israel did not commit to ending its Gaza blockade as part of reconciliation with Turkey and could clamp down even harder on the Palestinian enclave if security is threatened, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.Read More


Joe Weider, Iconic Jewish Bodybuilding and Magazine Guru, Dies at 93

By Reuters

Joe Weider, the self-made fitness and bodybuilding guru who built a magazine empire that included more than a dozen popular publications such as Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men’s Fitness, died on Saturday at the age of 93.Read More


Fallen Jewish Oligarch Boris Berezovsky Found Dead, Amid Depression and Mystery

By Reuters

From car salesman to Kremlin king-maker to billionaire political exile, Boris Berezovsky seemed to play a role in nearly every crucial scene in the roller coaster drama of post-Soviet Russia.Read More


John Kerry Holds 'Useful' Talks With Israel and Palestinians as Obama Jets Home

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry had “useful” separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, a senior U.S. State Department official said.Read More


Innocent Man Who Served 23 Years for Satmar Rabbi Slay Suffers Heart Attack

By Forward Staff

The innocent man freed after serving 23 years in prison for the murder of a Brooklyn rabbi suffered a serious heart attack just a day after being released, his lawyer said.Read More


Turkish Leader Tayyip Erdogan Says Israel's Gaza Flotilla Apology Reflects Clout

By Reuters

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday an Israeli apology for the 2010 deaths of nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists that was brokered by U.S. President Barack Obama met Turkey’s conditions and signaled its growing regional influence.Read More


Barack Obama Leaves Trail of Shattered Arab Dreams for New Mideast Approach

By Reuters

President Barack Obama was greeted with calls of “We love you” when he visited Cairo in his first term, seeking to turn the page on the Bush era with talk of a new beginning for ties between the United States and the Muslim world.Read More


Barack Obama Plays Tourist-in-Chief in Visit to Ancient City of Petra

By Reuters

President Barack Obama marvelled at the sights of Jordan’s ancient city of Petra on Saturday as he wrapped up a four-day Middle East tour by setting aside weighty diplomatic matters and playing tourist for a day.Read More


Secretary of State John Kerry Tries To Build on Mideast Peace Momentum

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman before flying to Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later on Saturday as he seeks ways to revive long-stalled peace talks.Read More


Barack Obama Jets Out of Israel on High Note After Surprise Diplomatic Win

By Reuters

President Barack Obama flew out of Israel in a duststorm on Friday, leaving behind a trail of symbolic gestures and fine oratory that should help preserve the status quo at a time of regional upheaval.Read More


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