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Under Kerry, US May Move Cautiously Towards Mideast Peace-Making

By Reuters

The United States has hinted it might try Middle East peace-making once again, but Secretary of State-designate John Kerry is likely to move cautiously, in contrast to U.S. President Barack Obama’s failed, high-profile first-term initiative.Read More

Students Protest Hillel’s BDS Ban

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A Harvard Jewish student group has launched a national protest of Hillel rules barring partnerships with groups that back BDS against Israel.Read More

In Confirmation Hearing, Hagel Is Challenged by Both Friends and Foes

By Nathan Guttman

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing today began with a series of attacks — from friends and foes alike, on both sides of the aisle. So what does he think about Israel and Iran?Read More

Hagel Assures on Iran, Israel in Senate Confirmation Hearing

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel said he backed the U.S. policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as he testified on Thursday before a skeptical Senate panel considering his nomination to be President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defense.Read More

Germany’s Merkel Condemns Morsi Over Jew Hatred During Meeting


German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to criticize his past statements on Jews.Read More

Syria Says Could Make 'Surprise' Response To Israel Strike

By Reuters

Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon said on Thursday that Damascus had the option of a “surprise decision” to respond to what it said was an Israeli air strike on a research centre on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Wednesday.Read More

Israel and the Vatican Are Close To Resolving Issues


There are indications that the Vatican and Israel may resolve outstanding bilateral issues and finalize the Fundamental Agreement governing relations between the two states.Read More

Brooklyn College Political Science Department Signs on as Sponsor of BDS Event


The political science faculty at Brooklyn College reportedly will be an official co-sponsor for an event in support of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement.Read More

U.N.: Settlements Violate Geneva Conventions


A United Nations investigation into the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on the Palestinian population said that Israel should immediately begin to withdraw all settlers from the territory.Read More

Venezuela's Secret Service Is Spying on the Country's Jewish Community


Venezuela’s secret service SEBIN is spying on the country’s Jewish community, according to purportedly leaked documents recently posted online.Read More

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