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Israel Army: We Can't Stop Iran Nukes

By Haaretz

A senior Israel Defense Forces commander has reportedly said that Israel is unable to attack Iran’s nuclear program in a meaningful way.Read More


Susan Rice: 'No Shortcuts' to Mideast Peace

By JTA

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, told a Jewish group that there is “no shortcut” to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.Read More


Former Fatah Leader Barghouti Calls for Peace Deal Based on 1967 Lines

By Haaretz

Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti appeared in Jerusalem’s Magistrate Court on Wednesday to testify in the lawsuit filed by the family of Esther Kleiman, a resident of Neveh Tsuf who was killed in a gunfire attack in 2002 northwest of Ramallah.Read More


Knesset Caucus Eyes Closer Ties to American Jews

By JTA

The Knesset inaugurated a caucus to strengthen Israeli lawmakers’ knowledge and sensitivity to the American Jewish community.Read More


Israel Puts Off Debate on Ultra-Orthodox Army Service

The Tal Law - which allows full-time yeshiva students to defer military service – will not be voted on by the cabinet next Sunday, Prime Ministers Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s office announced on Thursday.Read More


Plans To Republish 'Mein Kampf' Postponed

By JTA

A British publisher has postponed plans to publish segments of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” after threats of legal action.Read More


IDF Chief: Ultra-Orthodox Should Do Army Service

By Haaretz

Head of the Israel Defense Forces’ personnel directorate Major-General Orna Barbibai said on Monday that the IDF should enlist every Israeli “into meaningful service.”Read More


Giffords Takes Curtain Call in Congress

By Forward Staff

Gabrielle Giffords made an emotional curtain call on Capitol Hill to formally resign her congressional seat as she continues her recovery from an assassination attempt.Read More


Mideast Peace Talks Facing Collapse

By Haaretz

The time frame that the Palestinians have allowed for talks with Israel in Amman under Jordanian auspices expires on Thursday. According to diplomatic sources associated with the Middle East Quartet - the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia - last-minute efforts are underway to head off the talks’ collapse, but the prospects seem slim.Read More


Conservative Minyan Held at Knesset

By JTA

A Conservative minyan was held reportedly for the first time at the Knesset synagogue.Read More





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