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Obama: East Jerusalem Building Plans 'Unhelpful' to Peace Efforts

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz Service)

U.S. President Barack Obama cautioned Tuesday that Israel’s plan to construct 1,300 new homes in East Jerusalem could obstruct the pursuit of peace in the Middle East.Read More


UN Secretary Expresses Concern Over Jerusalem Building

By JTA

United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon told Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting that he is concerned over plans to build hundreds of housing units in eastern Jerusalem.Read More


Israel's Supreme Court Upholds Jews-Only Housing in Jaffa Enclave

By Noah Kosharek (Haaretz)

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Sunday opposing the leasing of land in Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood for the exclusive use of members of the religious Zionist community.Read More


Bill Clinton: Rabin Would Have Approved of Chelsea Marrying a Jew

By JTA

If the Israelis and Palestinians cut a peace deal, Syria likely would ally itself with the West over Iran, and Lebanon would be truly independent, Bill Clinton said.Read More


Homeland Security Advises Jewish Orgs.

By JTA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised Jewish institutions on protecting themselves from terrorist threats.Read More


Knesset Committee Paves the Way for Civil Unions

By JTA

A Knesset committee has made it possible for a civil unions law to be implemented in Israel.Read More


Defying Ban, PA's Fayyad Attends Jerusalem Dedication

By JTA

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad attended dedication ceremonies for a school in eastern Jerusalem, despite an Israeli ban.Read More


Israel Bans Palestinian PM from East Jerusalem Event

By Nir Hasson and Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz Service)

Israel is banning Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad from attending a Palestinian Authority-sponsored event in East Jerusalem, Haaretz learned on Monday.Read More


Homeland Security in Chicago To Protect Jewish Organizations

By JTA

Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.Read More


Northwestern U. Jewish Center Is Vandalized

By JTA

A Chabad House serving Northwestern University in suburban Chicago was vandalized.Read More





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