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Palestinians Offer New Talks for Prisoner Release

By Haaretz

The Palestinian leadership submitted a proposal to renew peace talks with with Israel that drops their long-standing demand that Israel ceases all West Bank settlement construction, a top Israeli official said on Wednesday.Read More


Atlanta Synagogue Members Face Harassment

By JTA

Members of an Atlanta-area synagogue have been facing harassment.Read More


Lithuanian Tabloid Paper Spouts Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed “disgust and outrage” over the front-page of a Lithuanian tabloid newspaper that it termed a “blatantly anti-Semitic attack on the Lithuanian Jewish community.”Read More


Australia Jews Hit by Anti-Semitic Incident

By JTA

A pig’s head was hung from a tree outside an apartment block in a heavily populated Jewish neighborhood in Sydney.Read More


Rothman To Challenge Fellow Democrat

By Forward Staff

Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) has announced he will run against fellow Democrat Bill Pascrell in a newly redrawn New Jersey congressional district instead of challenging a Republican for a more GOP-friendly seat.Read More


Jerusalem Tunnel Collapse Blamed on Jewish Group

By Haaretz

A channel dug for archaeological excavations in Silwan partially collapsed on Monday near the village’s mosque. Residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood place the responsibility for the collapse on the Elad nonprofit organization and accuse Elad of endangering the mosque and nearby homes.Read More


IDF Chief Urges 'Swift and Painful' Gaza Operation

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz marked the three-year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead on Tuesday by hailing it “an excellent operation that achieved deterrence for Israel vis-a-vis Hamas.” However, he warned, cracks have emerged in that deterrence over time, and a second round of fighting in the Gaza Strip is not a matter of choice for Israel.Read More


Israel Can Use Natural Resources in the West Bank

The High Court of Justice has authorized Israel to exploit the West Bank’s natural resources for its own economic needs by rejecting a petition against the operation of Israeli-owned quarries in the territory.Read More


Iran Threatens To Block Mideast Oil

By JTA

Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic’s official news agency reported.Read More


U.S. In Talks With Egypt To Keep Israel Pact

By Haaretz

The United States is engaged in secret talks with Egypt’s ruling military council geared at ensuring that the country’s democratically elected regime will maintain its peace treaty with Israel, top Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said on Tuesday.Read More





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