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Samantha Power 'Cares Deeply' About Israel, Says Michael Oren

By JTA

Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee for United Nations envoy, cares deeply about Israel’s security needs, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said.Read More


Israel Has Frozen East Jerusalem Settlements Since Beginning of 2013

By Haaretz

Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded on Monday to reports on Army Radio, which said there has been a de facto settlement freeze in Jerusalem neighborhoods located beyond the Green Line since the beginning of the year.Read More


Kerry Postpones Israel Trip To Join Syria Talks

By Haaretz

The Obama administration could decide this week to approve lethal aid for Syrian rebels and will weigh the merits of a less likely move to send U.S. airpower to enforce a no-fly zone over the nation ripped by two years of civil war, officials said Sunday.Read More


Fire Bombing of Two Kosher Restaurants Not Motivated by Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Montreal’s Jewish federation says there is no evidence that fire bomb attacks on two kosher restaurants and a private home in a heavily Jewish suburb over three days are anti-Semitic in nature.Read More


U.S. Government Uncovers Long-Lost Diary of Top Nazi Leader

By Reuters

The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two.Read More


Ex-CIA Worker Was Source for NSA Surveillance Story

By Reuters

A 29-year-old former undercover CIA employee was the main source for last week’s Washington Post stories on National Security Agency surveillance programs, the newspaper reported on Sunday.Read More


Google Set To Buy Israeli Startup Waze for $1 Billion

By Haaretz

Google is set to acquire Israeli startup Waze, which created an extensive navigation app. The sale will go through for more than $1 billion.Read More


Richard Falk, U.N. Rapporteur on Palestinian Rights, Calls for Close of UN Watch

By JTA

Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, called on the U.N. Human Rights Council to shut down the watchdog organization UN Watch.Read More


Knesset Panel Finds 'Serious Failure' in Handling and Recruitment of Prisoner X

By Haaretz

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee has determined that the process of recruiting Ben Zygier to the Mossad, as well as the course of his handling in the organization, constituted a “serious systemic failure,” according to an MK involved in the draft copy of the panel’s report. The MK spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject.Read More


Iran and Arab Allies Up Cyber Attacks on Israel, Says Netanyahu

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies on Sunday of carrying out “non-stop” cyber attacks on major computer systems in his country.Read More


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