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Martin Indyk To Be Named U.S. Envoy for Middle East Peace

By Reuters

Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel who heads foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution think tank, is expected to be named the new U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.Read More

Initial Peace Talks Planned To Start Monday Night in Washington

By Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have been invited to resume peace talks in Washington on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said, after a break of nearly three years.Read More

Women of the Wall Request Use of Kotel Torah Scroll or To Bring Their Own


Women of the Wall asked the rabbi of the Western Wall to allow the group to use one of the site’s Torah scrolls.Read More

Peace Talks Could Calm Security Issues on the Ground

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

The renewal of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians may help improve the security situation in the West Bank, said Shin Bet security service chief Yoram Cohen on Sunday.Read More

Israeli Diamond Mogul Robbed of $53M of Jewels and Watches in Cannes

By Haaretz

A robber carrying an automatic pistol stole jewellery and watches worth millions of euros from the luxury Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday, police and judicial sources said.Read More

Israel Clinches Mathematics Olympiad With 18-Rank Leap

By Haaretz

Israel achieved an unprecedented advance in the International Mathematical Olympiad on Saturday, rising from 53rd place three years ago to 13th in the world.Read More

Israeli Cabinet Agrees to Release 104 Prisoners in Advance of Peace Talks


Israel’s Cabinet voted to release 104 Palestinian prisoners as part of the renewed peace process.Read More

Ron Dermer Unanimously Approved as Ambassador to U.S. by Israeli Cabinet


Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved the appointment of Ron Dermer as Israeli ambassador to the United States.Read More

150 Dutch Teens Visit Nazi Transit Camp To Combat Recent Anti-Semitism


Some 150 teenagers from The Netherlands visited Westerbork, a transit camp for Holocaust victims, in an activity designed to combat recent expressions of anti-Semitism in the city’s schools.Read More

Israel To Make 'Very Serious Territorial Concessions' if Jewish State is Recognized


Israel is prepared to make “very serious territorial concessions” if the Palestinian Authority recognizes Israel’s Jewish character, a senior Israeli minister told a British newspaper.Read More

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