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Oslo Failures Haunt New Middle East Talks

By Reuters

Two decades after Israeli and Palestinian leaders met on a sun-soaked White House lawn, hopes that their historic encounter would lead to peace have faded along with photographs of their hesitant handshake.Read More


Bulgaria Slates Trial Over Bombing That Killed Israelis for Next Year

By Reuters

Bulgaria intends to put suspects in a bus bombing that killed five Israelis on trial early next year, even if they have to be judged in absentia, the country’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday.Read More


Leading Orthodox Rabbi in Australia Apologizes for Abuse Cover Up

By JTA

The president of the Orthodox rabbinate in Australia issued an unequivocal apology to the victims of child sex abuse and urged perpetrators to turn themselves in to police.Read More


Pope Praises Jews for Keeping Faith During Holocaust, Other 'Terrible Trials'

By JTA

Pope Francis praised Jews for keeping their faith despite the Holocaust and other “terrible trials” throughout history, and reaffirmed Judaism as the “holy root” of Christianity.Read More


Israel Won't Ratify Chemical Arms Treaty Before Its Neighbors Do, Officials Say

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

With Moscow and Washington now discussing a diplomatic deal that would rid Syria of its chemical weapons, officials in Jerusalem are preparing for the possibility that Israel will be asked to submit to supervision of the chemical weapons that foreign reports say it possesses.Read More


British Soccer Fans Could Face Criminal Charges For Using 'Yid' As Insult

By JTA

The governing body of English soccer announced that fans could face criminal charges for using the term “yid.”Read More


White House Briefs Close To 700 Rabbis on President Obama's Syria Plans

By JTA

Close to 700 rabbis and other Jewish communal officials were briefed by a top White House aide on President Obama’s Syria plans.Read More


Controversial Brooklyn DA Loses Election Despite Orthodox Support

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Brooklyn’s controversial District Attorney failed to win reelection on September 10, despite support from nearly all of Orthodox Brooklyn’s political leaders.Read More


Group With Ties to Fatah Calls For Attacks Against Israel on the Eve of Yom Kippur

By JTA

The Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades called on followers to launch attacks against Israel.Read More


U.S. Citizens' Private Data Shared with Israeli Intelligence, Says Snowden

By Haaretz/Anshel Pfeffer

The U.S. National Security Agency is routinely sharing American citizens’ private data with Israeli intelligence services, a secret document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden shows, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read More


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