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Palestinians Seek To Wrest Concessions From U.S. Over Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority officials understand that a Security Council petition for statehood would prompt a U.S. veto and are tying to wrest last-minute promises from the Obama administration.Read More


Richardson Leaves Cuba Without Winning Release of Gross

By JTA

Bill Richardson is leaving Cuba after failing to secure even a meeting with imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross.Read More


GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner Seat in Blow to Obama

By JTA

Republican Bob Turner easily beat Democrat David Weprin to win the heavily Jewish New York Congressional seat once held by Anthony Weiner. The win is a serious rebuke to President Obama.Read More


Italian Painting at Florida Museum May Be Looted Art

A small Florida museum was ordered to hold onto a painting on loan from Italy because it may have been looted by the Nazis.Read More


Turkey Leader Blasts Israel's 'Mentality'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the mentality of the Israeli government serves as an obstacle to peace in the Middle East, and stressed the need for recognition of a Palestinian state.Read More


Google Launches Street View in Israel

By JTA

Google launched its Street View project In Israel.Read More


Israel Points to Embassy Attack as Fodder Against Statehood Vote

By Haaretz

Israel’s overseas ambassadors have been instructed by the Foreign Ministry to use last weekend’s attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo to convince decision-makers in the countries where they serve that United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state will lead to a violent eruption in the West Bank.Read More


Some in U.S. Looking Forward to Statehood Bid

By JTA

Despite the rapid unraveling of Israeli ties with both Turkey and Egypt, September is still seen as the month that would precipitate a “diplomatic tsunami” as a result of the impending UN vote on Palestinian statehood, letting the fact that two Israeli ambassadors were forced to leave neighboring countries take a distant backseat.Read More


Seminary Will Launch Interreligious Center

The Jewish Theological Seminary said it will establish an interreligious center with a $2 million gift from New York philanthropist Howard Milstein.Read More


U.S. Hopes Cairo Embassy Attack 'Isolated'

By Haaretz

The United States is working to prevent recent discord between Egypt and Israel from spilling over to the rest of the Middle East, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, adding that Washington hoped that the attack on Israel’s Cairo embassy was an “isolated incident.Read More


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