Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked John Kerry to publicly state that Israel does not carry out extrajudicial killings, after a group of U.S. lawmakers asked the secretary of state to investigate such claims. Meanwhile, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the lead lawmaker making the request, rebuked Netanyahu for his initial response…31
The United States is “concerned” about Israel’s demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said, adding that it raised questions about Israel’s commitment to a two-state political solution to the Palestinian conflict.53
The owner of a nursing home company involved in controversial Lower East Side deal is a member of a Hasidic group with close ties to New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.7
(JTA) — Hamas said for the first time that it is holding two Israeli men and the remains of two Israeli soldiers. The Islamist group’s military wing released a televised statement Friday through official Hamas media, The Jerusalem Post reported.
(JTA) — More than 4,000 people participated in a Bethlehem marathon designed to highlight travel restrictions imposed on Palestinians by Israel. First conceived in 2013, the fourth annual “Right to Movement” marathon set out Friday from the Church of the Nativity past Israel’s security barrier, which cuts around much of the city, before passing Duheisha refugee…
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