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For Bibi To Accept Freeze Extension, U.S. Might Have To Sweeten the Deal

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements, some political analysts are wondering why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not grabbed the deal with both hands.Read More


Jewish Couple Booted from Cruise, After Responding to Anti-Semitic Jibe

By Danna Harman (Haaretz)

“There are too many Jews on board.” That was the comment that started it all.Read More


Israel Rejects Nobel Laureate's Deportation Appeal

By JTA

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an Irish Nobel laureate who was refused entry to Israel because of her involvement in a Gaza-bound flotilla.Read More


Bibi Is Trying To Convince Top Ministers To Extend Freeze

By Barak Ravid and Haaretz Service and Natasha Mozgovaya

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene his forum of top ministers on Tuesday afternoon to debate extending Israel’s moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements for 60 days.Read More


Jews Suspected of Setting Fire to Hebron-Area Mosque

By JTA

A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews.Read More


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





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