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Bibi Says Abbas Turned Back on Israel

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has turned his back on peace after the Fatah leader warned that peace negotiations cannot resume without an Israeli settlement freeze.Read More


Hackers Threaten To Wipe Israel off Cyberspace

By E.J. Kessler and JTA

Hackers threatened to remove all traces of Israel from the Internet and accused it of crimes against humanity on the same day that it crashed the Central Intelligence Agency’s website.Read More


Israeli General Strike Is Called Off

By Haaretz

Shortly after entering its fifth day, a general strike that has paralyzed Israel’s public sector was called off on Sunday, following a reported agreement between the Finance Ministry and the Histadrut labor federation.Read More


Whitney Houston's Strange Trip to Israel Recalled

As news of Whitney Houston’s untimely death at the age of 48 sent powerful ripples around globe, Israelis could look back at a brief often eccentric 2003 tour of the Holy Land by the six-time Grammy winner, which, sadly, proved to be her first and last visit to Israel.Read More


Iran Helps Syrian Regime Survive: Documents

Iran has been helping Syria bypass the international sanctions imposed on it for massacring civilians, according to documents from the Syrian president’s office obtained by Haaretz.Read More


Hamas Official Slams Unity Deal With Fatah

By Haaretz

A top Hamas official harshly criticized the organization’s recent reconciliation agreement with Fatah on Saturday, saying the agreement was signed without consulting the Hamas leadership in Gaza or abroad.Read More


U.S. Against Trading Killers of Americans for Shalit

By JTA

An Obama administration official said the United States urged Israel not to free Palestinian terrorists in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal who killed Americans.Read More


Jewish Groups Praise Birth Control Compromise

By JTA

Three Jewish groups that favor insurance coverage of contraceptives praised President Obama’s comrpromise allowing religious institutions to direct staff to alternative health care plans funding such services.Read More


Jewish Groups Split Over Marines' 'S.S.' Photo

By JTA

The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups.Read More


Sarkozy Opposes War With Iran

By JTA

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the solution to the Iran crisis is “never military.”Read More





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