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Bibi Offers Abbas One-On-One Peace Talks

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will offer a Palestinian delegation to upgrade Mideast peace negotiations to direct talks, to be led by Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a source in the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday.Read More


Jewish Leaders Call for Pollard's Release

By JTA

Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness.Read More


Mideast Quartet Slams Violent Settlers

By Haaretz

The Quartet for the Middle East is concerned over ongoing settler violence and incitement in the West Bank, a statement following ameeting of the group’s foreign ministers said on Wednesday, adding that negotiations, not settlement expansion, would solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Iran Promises New Proposals at Nuclear Talks

By JTA

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said his country was prepared to offer “new initiatives” at upcoming nuclear talks in Istanbul.Read More


Non-Orthodox Angry Over Hotel Discrimination

By JTA

Leaders of the Israeli Reform and Conservative movements sent a letter of complaint to the Israeli government charging that Israeli hotels discriminate against non-Orthodox Jews.Read More


Tunisia Leader Vows To Protect Country's' Jews

By JTA

On a visit to a synagogue that had been bombed 10 years ago, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Tunisia is committed to the security of its Jews and that they are equal citizens under the law.Read More


Radio Station Reduces Women's Air Time

By Haaretz

The chairman of Israel’s Second Television and Radio Authority Tuesday rejected criticism of a vote by the authority’s council to reduce the number of hours that women are on the air on ultra-Orthodox radio station Kol Barama.Read More


Israel, Lebanon Navies Increase Cooperation

By Haaretz

The Israel Navy has recently strengthened its cooperation with the Lebanese Navy in the Mediterranean, as it prepares for possible pro-Palestinian flotillas to Gaza on Nakba Day this monthRead More


Israel Discusses Attending Nonproliferation Conference

By JTA

Finland’s Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs visited Jerusalem secretly last week for talks with Israeli counterparts about Israel’s involvement in a conference to ban nuclear arms from the Middle East. Two years ago Israel voiced opposition to such a conference.Read More


Soldiers Suspected of Stealing Palestinian's Gold Coins

By Haaretz

Israeli Military Police is investigating allegations that soldiers stole pieces of gold worth tens of thousands of shekels from the home of a Palestinian man during a late-night raid in a West Bank village last week.Read More





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