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Palestinians Warm Up to Quartet Peace Plan

By Haaretz

A senior Palestinian official said Thursday that the Middle East Quartet’s proposal for renewing negotiations with Israel contained some encouraging elements, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas convened top officials to discuss the matter.Read More


New Legal Wrangle Over Lubavitch Headquarters

By JTA

Chabad-Lubavitch leaders have renewed their push to evict the congregational leaders of the Chasidic movement’s main Brooklyn synagogue.Read More


Palestinians Near Council Majority for Statehouse Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told the Voice of Palestine radio station on Thursday that eight members of the Security Council have pledged to support the Palestinian statehood application, and that great efforts are being made to secure a decisive ninth supporter.Read More


Clinton Talks Peace With Egyptian Officials

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr in Cairo on Wednesday, for talks which included fraying Israel-Egypt relations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Read More


Israel Seals Off West Bank for Rosh Hashanah

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The Israeli military announced a closure of the West Bank for Rosh Hashanah as two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.Read More


Customs Issues Import Guidelines for Sukkot

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U.S. Customs issued guidelines for bringing into the United States the four species of Sukkot.Read More


Israeli Cabinet Can't Agree on New Peace Plan

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the eight senior cabinet members were unable to reach an agreement regarding the Quartet’s initiative for renewed talks between Israel and the Palestinians, despite prolonged discussions lasting until 2:00 A.M. on Wednesday.Read More


BMW Family Admits Using Nazi Slave Labor

By JTA

The family that owns BMW has admitted to using slave labor during World War II.Read More


Ross Estate Donates $17 Million to Holocaust Museum

By JTA

In the largest single gift ever to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the estate of Eric F. Ross donated $17.2 million.Read More


U.S. Slams Israeli Settlement Expansion

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Israel’s decision to build 1,100 homes in Jerusalem’s contested Gilo neighborhood, which lies beyond the Green Line, is counter-productive to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More





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