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Israeli Leftists Debate New Coalition Government

By Haaretz

A number of prominent Israeli politicians and hundreds of activists from various organizations attended a left-wing conference organized by Peace Now on Friday.Read More


Kadima Lawmakers Blast Coalition Deal

Kadima lawmakers explicitly expressed their discontent following a surprise deal that introduced the party into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition on Friday, with a split in the one-time opposition faction seeming likelier than ever.Read More


Obama Spurs Israeli Debate on Gay Marriage

By Haaretz

Comments by U.S. President Barack Obama in support of same-sex marriage in an ABC News interview on Wednesday have sparked debate in among Israeli ministers and MKs, and also among U.S. Jewish groups.Read More


Illegal West Bank Outpost Warily Awaits Its Fate

By Haaretz

Two native English-speaking families whose homes on a disputed West Bank hilltop have been slated for demolition in less than two months by Israel’s Supreme Court are expressing a range of emotions - from uncertainty, resignation and cautious optimism, to disappointment in a government and legal system they say has let them down.Read More


Jerusalem Dig Bares Site of 'Miracle' Quarry

By Haaretz

In “The Buildings of Justinian,” the Byzantine historian Procopius of Caesarea wrote at length about the churches the emperor built in the 6th century. He related a miracle that occurred during the construction of the Nea Church, in what is now the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City:Read More


Hillary Wants Bibi's Coalition To Push for Peace

By Haaretz

Washington hopes the new, expanded coalition will enable Israel to take steps to advance peace talks with the Palestinians, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.Read More


Pope Meets Latin American Jewish Leaders

By JTA

Pope Benedict XVI received a private audience of Latin American Jewish leaders from 12 countries.Read More


Hebrew College Will Keep Boston Building

By JTA

Hebrew College is renegotiating its debt and will be able to keep its flagship Newton Building.Read More


Coalition Mulls Legalizing Illegal Settlement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled Thursday a special cabinet meeting to discuss the possibility sanctioning the West Bank outpost of Ulpana Hill through High Court-bypassing legislation.Read More


Israeli Gays Praise Obama Marriage Statement

By Haaretz

Israel’s LGBT community praised U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday for expressing his support for same-sex marriages.Read More


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