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Biden: Israel Is Undermining Peace Talks

By Avi Issacharoff and Natasha Mozgovaya and Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Israel’s decision to approve 1,600 new homes in an ultra-Orthodox East Jerusalem neighborhood is undermining Middle East peace talks, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in Jerusalem on Tuesday.Read More


Israel Approves E. Jerusalem Housing, Amid Biden Visit

By Nir Hasson and Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

Israel’s decision to approve new East Jerusalem houses effectively prevents any peace negotiations from taking place, the Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday, following an Interior Ministry statement released earlier authorizing 1,600 new housing units.Read More


Biden, in Israel, Says U.S. Will Support Those Who 'Take Risks for Peace'

By Akiva Eldar and Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz) and Barak Ravid

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised Israel for agreeing to renew the Middle East process and pledged that the United States would always “stand by those who take risks for peace.”Read More


In Dubai Hit Case, Interpol Seeks Arrest of 16 More Suspects

By Haaretz Service

The international police agency Interpol on Monday issued arrest notices for an additional 16 suspects over the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai earlier this year.Read More


Mitchell: Israeli-Palestinian Talks Will Begin Within Weeks

By JTA

U.S. special Middle East envoy George Mitchell announced the start of proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians.Read More


Biden Arrives in Israel, Amid Signs of Peace Process Renewal

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Israel on Monday afternoon, to deliver a message to the Israeli public about U.S.-Israel relations, the Iranian nuclear program and the Middle East peace process.Read More


Israel's 'Ajami' and Jewish-Themed Films Lose Out at Oscars

By JTA

Israel’s half-century jinx at the Oscars continued Sunday night, as “Ajami” was passed over for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.Read More


U.S. Vows To Assign Blame If Israel-PA Fail

By Akiva Elder (Haaretz)

The United States government has committed to playing a role in indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and promised that if the talks were to fail, the U.S. will assign blame and take action, according to a document sent by the U.S. to the Palestinian Authority, which Haaretz obtained on Friday.Read More


Rabbi's Sex Abuse Case Opens

By JTA

The alleged victim took the stand as the sexual molestation case against a rabbi began in a New York courtroom.Read More


IDF To Release New Findings Refuting Goldstone Report

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

The Israel Defense Forces will soon release new findings about a strike near the Ibrahim al-Maqadma Mosque during last year’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, in an effort to refute the Goldstone Report’s claim that it targeted civilians.Read More





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