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Abbas: Peace Talks Are at an Impasse

By Avi Issacharoff and Barak Ravid and Haaretz Service

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that he was holding Israel responsible for the impasse in direct negotiations, but vowed to continue to search for solutions that could yield to progress in the recently renewed peace process.Read More


CNN Fires Rick Sanchez After Anchor Implies Jews Run News Biz

By JTA

CNN fired anchorman Rick Sanchez after he suggested that Jews run the news business.Read More


CA Gov. Vetoes Bill Mandating Disclosure of Nazi-Era Dealings

By JTA

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill requiring companies bidding on the state’s high-speed rail contract to disclose their roles in transporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.Read More


Amid Settlements Row, Bibi Says He Is Committed to Mideast Peace

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he was committed to continuing direct negotiations with the Palestinians, amid speculations that the renewed peace process was in danger due to Israel’s reluctance to renew its construction freeze in West Bank settlement.Read More


White House: Obama Did Not Send Letter To Bibi

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz), Jack Khoury and Natasha Mozgovaya

The White House denied on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposing a set of U.S. guarantees to Israel in exchange for Israel extending a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank for another two months.Read More


Obama Promises Netanyahu Guarantees for Freeze Extension

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The Obama administration reportedly is promising Israel broad security and diplomatic guarantees in exchange for extending a settlement moratorium by 60 days.Read More


IDF, Passengers Differ on Aid Ship Treatment

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat’s passengers said on September 28, countering the military’s version, which said the takeover was uneventful.Read More


Marchers Protest Mea Shearim’s Main Street Gender Separation

By JTA

Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street.Read More


NCJW Names Nancy Kaufman CEO

By JTA

The National Council of Jewish Women named Nancy Kaufman, the longtime director of the Boston-area JCRC, as its new chief executive officer.Read More


Bibi: Israel, Palestinians Can Reach Agreement Within a Year

By Natasha Mozgovaya and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu countered a controversial United Nations address by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday, rejecting Lieberman’s views on a possible land swap and asserting his belief that Israel and Palestinians could reach a peace deal within a year.Read More





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