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Borders Remain Sticking Point as Israel Talks Loom With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel will not bow to the Palestinians’ demand on the borders of their future state before peace talks begin but will meet their request for the release of some prisoners, Israeli officials said on Saturday.Read More

Helen Thomas, Iconic White House Reporter Who Slammed Israel, Dies at 92

Helen Thomas, the White House reporter known for her sign-off, ‘Thank you, Mr. President,’ has died at 92. After a 49-year career, she retired after controversially slamming Israel.Read More

Geek Is Gone! Nate Silver To Dump New York Times for ESPN

By Forward Staff

Nate SIlver is taking his stats and going to ESPN.Read More

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner In Hot Water Over New Harassment Claim

By Reuters

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has resisted calls to resign over allegations he groped and made suggestive comments toward women, came under increasing pressure this week as fellow Democrats urged him to quit and as talk emerged of a recall campaign.Read More

'Heavyweight' Palestinian Prisoners Will Be Freed by Israel for Peace Talks

By Reuters

Israel has agreed to a long-standing Palestinian demand to release Palestinian prisoners in order to resume peace talks, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Saturday.Read More

Europe Pushes Ahead With Anti-Settlement Plan

By Reuters

The European Union, over Israeli protests, said on Friday it was pushing ahead with plans to bar EU financial aid to Israeli organisations operating in the occupied territories, but insisted the decision would not affect peace efforts.Read More

John Kerry Says 'Groundwork' Set for Peace Talks With Israel and Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for a resumption of peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.Read More

Cuba's Maccabiah Team Reflects Jewish Revival

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

When the members of the Cuban delegation march on to the pitch in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium for the 19th Maccabiah’s opening ceremony, they will be making Jewish sporting history. Although individual Cuban athletes have participated in the Maccabiah before, this is the first time that an official delegation from the communist island south of Florida has come to Israel to take part in the games.Read More

Kosher 'Personal Lubricant' Nixed by Rabbi Group


Sorry kosher sex fans, but the California rabbinical group that was set to certify personal lubricants as kosher has yanked its hechsher.Read More

Australia Jews Furious at Maccabiah Tragedy 'Disgrace'


Australian Jews scored the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.Read More

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