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Benjamin Netanyahu Agrees To Seek Cabinet OK for Talks

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek formal cabinet backing for reviving U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli official said, after pro-settler ministers threatened to try and thwart the initiative.Read More

No '67 Lines, No Peace Talks, Palestinians Insist

By Reuters

The Palestinians played down on Monday the significance of an imminent meeting in Washington of their top peace envoy with his Israeli counterpart, saying formal negotiation would not begin unless their opening terms were satisfied.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu, Bowing to Right Wing, Vows Israelis Will Vote on Peace

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to expedite legislation in the coming days of a public referendum bill, a senior official in Jerusalem said.Read More

Latvia President Balks at Holocaust Event During Shimon Peres Visit

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Latvian President Andris Berzins has yet to confirm his participation in a memorial ceremony for Jewish Holocaust victims during President Shimon Peres’ visit to Latvia next week.Read More

Lightning-Struck Camper Turns 13 in Hospital


Ethan Kadish, one of three campers struck by lightning at a Jewish camp in Indiana, marked his 13th birthday in a Cincinnati hospital.Read More

Saudi Airline Hits Back at 'No Israelis' Charge


The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines told an Arabic newspaper that the airline does not discriminate against Israelis, but cannot accept passengers not permitted entry to the country.Read More

Bollywood Director Mira Nair Joins Culture Boycott of Israel

By Haaretz

Award-winning Indian director Mira Nair has turned down an invitation to be guest of honor at the Haifa Film Festival for political reasons, posting on her Twitter page that she would not visit Israel until “Apartheid is over.”Read More

Alaska Opens First-Ever Jewish Museum


Alaska opened its first Jewish museum with the dedication of the Esformes Jewish Campus of Alaska in Anchorage, the state’s largest city.Read More

Does John Kerry Want Peace Talks More Than Israel or Palestinians?

By Reuters

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that Israel and the Palestinians had tentatively agreed to resume peace talks after three years, he did so standing alone as dusk fell over the Jordanian capital.Read More

Portugal Town Gets First Torah Scroll in 500 Years


For the first time in centuries, a Torah scroll will be installed in the northern Portuguese town of Trancoso, where many Jews lived before the 16th century.Read More

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