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No Peace Talks Unless Veteran Prisoners Are Released, Says Palestinian Source

By Haaretz

The Palestinians will not take part in peace talks scheduled to begin in Washington on Tuesday, unless Israel commits to releasing veteran Palestinian prisoners, a senior Palestinian source has told Haaretz.Read More


Hamas Shuts Down Three Media Outlets in Gaza

By Reuters

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas closed the offices of three media companies, including the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television and Palestinian news agency Maan, on Thursday, employees and a Hamas spokesman said.Read More


Rival Women's Groups Feud Over Prayer at Western Wall

By JTA

Women for the Wall has emerged to vie to maintain the status quo at the Kotel. Their opposition is Women of the Wall, the group fighting for change.Read More


Anthony Weiner Drops in Polls After New Sext Bombshell

By Reuters

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has reclaimed her lead over former Congressman Anthony Weiner in the city’s mayoral race, according to the first poll since new details emerged about Weiner’s explicit chats with women he met online.Read More


Chabad Rabbi Clings to Life After Shooting in Russia's Dagestan Province

By Haaretz and JTA

The rabbi of a Chabad center in the southern Russian state of Dagestan was shot in the chest Thursday as he was leaving his car.Read More


Peace Talks Could Start on July 30: Israel

By Reuters

An Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday that U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians could begin next week, though neither side has formally given any such date.Read More


Bagel Guy Gets 10 Years in Jail for $200K in Unpaid Fines

By Haaretz

Zaki Sabah, 54, who sells soft pretzels and was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for not paying municipal fines imposed on him for peddling without a license.Read More


Huma Abedin Earns Praise — and Pity — for Sticking by Anthony Weiner

By Reuters

Huma Abedin won some praise for her poised performance at the side of her husband, Anthony Weiner, as he vowed to continue running for New York mayor. Others felt pity.Read More


Why British Jews Love the Royal Family

By Geoffrey Alderman (Haaretz)

The most important thing about a hereditary monarchy is that the line of hereditary succession should be secured.Read More


Rome Jews Warn Against Public 100th Birthday Celebration for Nazi Eric Priebke

By JTA

The president of Rome’s Jewish community called on authorities to bar any public celebration of the 100th birthday of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke.Read More


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