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Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israel Must Not Turn Into 'Binational' State

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that an agreement with the Palestinians must be reached “that will prevent Israel from becoming a binational state, but will provide stability and security.”Read More

John Kerry Calls Arab Shift on Land-for-Peace Deal 'Big Step Forward'

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the Arab League’s acknowledgment that Israelis and Palestinians may have to swap land in any peace deal was “a very big step forward.”Read More

Hungary Premier Victor Orban Vows to Protect World Jewish Congress Meeting


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ordered police to prevent protests and rallies that would disturb the World Jewish Congress General Assembly in Budapest.Read More

Steinhardt Judaica Trove Fetches Record $8.5M at Sotheby's Auction


An auction of the 500-piece Judaica collection owned by philanthropist Michael Steinhardt was the “most valuable auction of Judaica ever held,” Sotheby’s said.Read More

Jerry Seinfeld Shares Webby Honors With Obama Reelection Campaign and Justin Bieber

By Reuters

Campaigns for pop stars Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga joined comedian Jerry Seinfeld and the team behind President Barack Obama’s 2012 social media election strategy on Tuesday in winning Webby Awards, the annual honors for excellence on the Internet.Read More

Israel Happy With Arab Softening of Land-for-Peace Proposal

By Reuters

Israel responded favourably on Tuesday to an apparent softening by Arab states of their 2002 peace plan after a top Qatari official raised the possibility of land swaps in setting borders between the Jewish state and an independent Palestine.Read More

Arab States Soften Stand on Possible Israel Land-for-Peace Deal

By Reuters

Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace plan on Monday when a top Qatari official said Israel and the Palestinians could trade land rather than conform exactly to their 1967 borders.Read More

Harvey Fierstein's 'Kinky Boots' Grabs 13 Tony Nominations

By Reuters

The musical “Kinky Boots,” with music by pop star Cyndi Lauper, led the nominations of Broadway’s highest honors, the Tony awards, on Tuesday with 13, closely followed by the British import “Matilda,” which received 12.Read More

Pope Francis Agrees To Visit Israel

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis on Tuesday to visit Israel, at his first meeting with the new pontiff who has appealed for peace in the Middle East.Read More

Gaza Rocketmaker Killed in Israeli Strike

By Reuters

Israel on Tuesday launched its first targeted attack on a militant in Gaza since a war in November, killing a Palestinian jihadist in an air strike that put further strain on a five-month-old ceasefire.Read More

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