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Congress Blocks $200 Million for Palestinians

By Haaretz

Congress has blocked nearly $200m in aid to the Palestinians, the U.K’s Independent newspaper reported on Saturday.Read More


Statehood Bid Likely To Drag Out at U.N.

By Haaretz

The United Nations panel responsible for admitting new members will likely mull the Palestinian statehood application for several weeks before making a decision, diplomatic sources said Friday.Read More


Awlaki, Al Qaeda Terror Leader, Killed in Yemen

By Forward Staff

Anwar al-Awlaki, a top al Qaeda leader in the Arabian peninsula nation of Yemen, has been killed, several news reports said, quoting officials.Read More


Israeli Planes Scramble Near Cyprus

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces jet fighters were scrambled toward a Turkish drilling research ship in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish media reported on Friday, in what seemed to be a further escalation in the already fraying ties between the once longtime allies.Read More


Palestinians Push for U.N. Votes on Statehood

By Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to leave for Colombia next week, in an attempt to convince officials in the South American nation to support a bid for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations Security Council.Read More


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

By JTA

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





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