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Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Israel's government has quietly begun constructing the country's security barrier along a controversial route that will effectively block off Jewish property and an important...

U.S., Israeli Officials To AIPAC: Peace Deal Within Reach

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking via satellite, told the AIPAC policy conference in Washington Monday evening that he supported a "triple track" approach to talking with the Palestinians covering security, economic and political negotiations.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

While President Bush "blindly" and "mindlessly" supported Israel, President Obama may be less willing to give the Jewish state "blank checks," says Rosa Brooks,...

Pentagon Official Blames ‘U.S. Policies’ For Qaeda Attacks

She believes al Qaeda was an "obscure group" turned into a massive threat due to U.S. policies.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Obama administration has decided to base its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on an Arab peace plan, according to a source in Prime...

Quick Takes, News From Israel You May Have Missed

Special Report: Update On Illegal Arab Construction In Jerusalem

Obama Faith-Based Office Emphasizes ‘Policy Partnership’

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama said during the campaign that he wanted to keep George W. Bush's faith-based office around - but revamp it. Among the examples of the changes is the new Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which invited the press to its first briefing for religious and community leaders.

Obama Faith-Based Office Emphasizes ‘Policy Partnership’

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama said during the campaign that he wanted to keep George W. Bush's faith-based office around - but revamp it. Among the examples of the changes is the new Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which invited the press to its first briefing for religious and community leaders.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Concern has been mounting over the implications of President Obama's participation this week in the UN's Alliance of Civilizations summit in Turkey, with some...

Blair: Netanyahu Supports Palestinian State In Principle

Benjamin Netanyahu supports the creation of a Palestinian state in principle, UN Middle East envoy Tony Blair told reporters Monday after meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Israeli army has rejected as "baseless" UN claims that its rules of engagement permitted Jewish soldiers to use civilians - including children -...

Netanyahu: Israel Committed To Comprehensive Peace Deal

Benjamin Netanyahu told his newly sworn-in Cabinet on Tuesday that Israel is committed to reaching a comprehensive peace with the Arab world.

Rabbi’s Visit Stirs Temple Mount Debate

JERUSALEM - The recent visit by a prominent U.S. rabbi to the Temple Mount - Judaism's most revered site - stirring anew a quiet debate among some within the Jewish religious community about whether Jews should be permitted to enter the mount.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Hamas is hopeful that President Obama will open a dialogue with the group, Ahmed Yousef, Hamas's chief political adviser in Gaza, told this column...

Labor Agrees To Join Likud-Led Government

The Labor Party voted Tuesday to join the Likud-led coalition government, virtually guaranteeing that Benjamin Netanyahu will be Israel's next prime minister.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Israel is prepared to release confessed intifada architect and terrorist group founder Marwan Barghouti as part of a larger prisoner exchange with Hamas, this...

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

A few officials in Jerusalem are quietly scratching their heads in wonderment at the White House's silence after last week's tractor terrorist rampage, the...

Charter-School Debate Roils U.S. Orthodox Communities

The Yeshiva Elementary School, an Orthodox institution in Miami Beach with about 450 students, was in dire straits in late 2008. It was behind on payroll, in significant debt and facing financial collapse.

Charter-School Debate Roils U.S. Orthodox Communities

The Yeshiva Elementary School, an Orthodox institution in Miami Beach with about 450 students, was in dire straits in late 2008. It was behind on payroll, in significant debt and facing financial collapse.

Obama’s Intel Chief Has Ties To Chinese Government

JERUSALEM - President Obama's appointment for a top intelligence post sits on the board of a major oil company owned by the Chinese government that many see as conducting business meant to expand China's influence worldwide.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

An investigation by this reporter has found that sections of Jerusalem have essentially been forfeited to the Palestinian Authority with Jews, including local landowners,...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

President Barack Obama's policy of direct diplomacy with Iran may buy Tehran enough time to produce nuclear weapons, Shabtai Shavit, chief of the Mossad...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Obama administration has promised the Palestinian Authority that it will closely monitor Jewish construction in the West Bank and protest any new housing...

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