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Obama: I Failed To Move Peace Process

By JTA

President Obama said in an interview that he has failed to move the Middle East peace process forward.Read More


Evangelicals on 'Front Line' for Israel: Hagee

By JTA

Declaring that evangelical Christians are “on the front line of defense for Israel in the United States of America,” the Rev. John Hagee brought delegates to the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit 2012 to their feet with loud cheering and even the sounds of shofars being blown.Read More


Disney Scion Dumps Ahava Over Occupation

By Haaretz

Abigail Disney, a descendant of one of the Disney Company founders, has announced that she is disclaiming her share of the family’s investment in the Israeli cosmetics company Ahava, due to the fact that it is located in the West Bank and is engaged in the “exploitation of occupied natural resources.”Read More


Israel Backs University Status in Settlement

By JTA

Israel’s Education Minister expressed public support for turning the university center at Ariel into a full university, and the Finance Ministry announced extra funding in advance of a committee vote on the issue.Read More


Israel's Jellyfish Wars

By Haaretz

Israel’s battle for better jellyfish warnings has also developed ego-driven disputes and divisions that look ridiculous to outsiders.Read More


Anthony Weiner Plotting a Comeback: Report

By Forward Staff

Could Anthony Weiner be on the comeback trail. The disgraced ex-congressman is reportedly eying a return to politics and is thinking about giving a tell-all interview.Read More


Dozens of Righteous Gentiles Honored in Poland

By JTA

Dozens of elderly non-Jewish Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust were honored in Warsaw.Read More


Outrage Spreading Over Man Who Set Self Ablaze

By Haaretz

Vandals set fire to the entrance of a branch of the Israeli Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in Ramat Gan early Monday morning.Read More


Bosnia To End Anti-Semitic Discrimination

By JTA

Politicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed changing the country’s constitution to end discrimination against Jews and other minorities.Read More


Clinton Hints at Splits With Israel Over Iran

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who began her visit to Israel with meetings in Jerusalem on Monday morning, hinted after her meeting with President Shimon Peres that there are differences of opinion between the U.S. and Israel over how to deal with Iran.Read More





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