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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

Benjamin Netanyahu Apologizes to Turkey Over Gaza Flotilla Debacle — Ties Restored

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised on Friday to Turkey for errors that might have led to the deaths of nine Turkish activists during a 2010 raid on a boat off the Gaza Strip, his office said in a statement.Read More

Barack Obama Visits Church of Nativity in Bethehem, Traditional Home of Jesus

By Reuters

President Barack Obama made a pilgrimage on Friday to the traditional birthplace of Jesus, receiving a subdued reception from Palestinians at the end of a Holy Land visit heavy on symbolism and lacking in practical steps toward peace.Read More

Madeira Jews Hold First Seder in Centuries


Descendants of Jews forcibly converted to Catholicism centuries ago will attend the first seder in decades on the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Africa.Read More

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