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Israeli, PA Leaders Meet in Secret, as Peace Talks Stall

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are at a complete standstill, with relations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaching a newfound low. And yet, contacts have been held behind the scenes in the last two weeks between officials from both Jerusalem and Ramallah, over the missive Abbas plans to send Netanyahu in the coming days.Read More


Computer Pioneer Gerald Estrin Dies at 90

By JTA

Prof. Gerald (Jerry) Estrin, a computer pioneer in the United States and Israel who built the first computer in the Middle East, has died.Read More


Former Agriprocessors Chief Appeals Conviction

By JTA

Former Agriprocessors kosher meat packing executive Sholom Rubashkin has appealed his conviction and sentence for bank fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More


Helen Thomas Gets Award From Palestinians

By JTA

Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas received a prize in journalism from a representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.Read More


Hitler's Baltic Getaway Sold for Luxury Condos

By JTA

Hitler’s Nazi holiday resort on the Baltic island of Ruegen is to become a luxury hotel and condo complex.Read More


Palestine Soccer Goalie Accused of Soldiers Attack

By JTA

The goalie of the Palestinian Olympic soccer team and Palestinian Red Crescent employees were among 13 West Bank residents arrested for an attack on Israeli soldiers.Read More


David Wolpe Tops Newsweek List of Rabbis

By JTA

Rabbi David Wolpe made his debut atop Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential American rabbis.Read More


Baltimore Paper Bought by Washington Paper Owners

By JTA

The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper have purchased The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction.Read More


Hebron Settlers Given 24-Hour Ultimatum To Leave

By Haaretz

The IDF has issued an eviction order for settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of Hebron last week.Read More


Popular Haredi News Site Suspected of Extortion

By Haaretz

“This is going to be one of the biggest extortion scandals in the history of Israel,” a senior ultra-Orthodox figure told Haaretz Sunday, following the arrest of four directors of the popular Haredi website Behadrey Haredim.Read More


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