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Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

A senior Hamas official claims Hamas held a meeting in the Gaza Strip several months ago with aides to President-elect Barack Obama, but the...

Obama’s Pick For Chief Of Staff: Committed Jew, Political Attack Dog

WASHINGTON - Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkeit - it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

Netanyahu Looks To Assemble ‘All-Star’ Likud Election Lineup

Rejuvenated Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to assemble an "all-star" lineup of perceptibly incorruptible politicians, media celebrities and former high-ranking military officials in order to crush Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni's chances of being elected prime minister on February 10, when Israeli citizens return to the polling booths.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

  Sen. Barack Obama told the Palestinian leadership he supports their rights to a capital in eastern Jerusalem but asked them to keep his remarks...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Israeli government has asked U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a clarification regarding Hamas's claim that it received a thank-you message from...

Polls: Obama Making Big Gains Among Jewish Voters

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jewish voters, according to two polls released last week.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

 Top members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah organization have made a strategic decision to start a "popular uprising" against Jewish settlements in...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

  Hamas is seeing cracks in America's strict attitude toward the terror group and has recently engaged in dialogue with some U.S. officials, a senior...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

 Is the Israeli government leading a campaign to delegitimize Jewish settlers who live in the West Bank - territory slated to become part of...

Palestinian Leader, Islamist Chief Discuss Temple Mount Takeover

JERUSALEM - Meeting with an Islamist leader here, the Palestinian Authority's chief negotiator last weekend discussed ways to solidify Islamic control over the Temple Mount and block Jews from purchasing real estate in areas surrounding the holy site, according to a source involved in the talks.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

After three years of waiting, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert quietly has granted permission to the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount to repair and...

Jews Still Unsure About Obama: McCain Support Near 80% Among Orthodox

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has hit a wall of Jewish indecision.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

   Multiple irregularities marred Israel's Kadima party primary elections last week, according to an internal Kadima investigation obtained by this column.  "We cannot know who...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

  The U.S. is planning to issue a letter guaranteeing the country will back agreements reached during current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations aimed at creating a Palestinian...

Obama’s Remarks On Terrorism Receive Little Media Scrutiny

JERUSALEM - The Hamas and Hizbullah terrorist organizations have "legitimate claims" that are being "weakened" by the violence the terror groups carry out, Sen. Barack Obama recently stated in largely unnoticed remarks in The New York Times.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

 For the past week, Hamas's official television network has broadcast Islamic prayer services live from Jerusalem's Temple Mount, WorldNetDaily has learned.   Nightly, Hamas's Al Aksa...

Israel’s Political Landscape: Crowded – And Murky

JERUSALEM - With the Kadima leadership primary just days away, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni looks like a sure winner.

Confirmed: Jerusalem On The Negotiating Table

JERUSALEM - After months of denials, the status of Jerusalem is on the table in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert this past week granted complete amnesty to 45 terrorists, including the chief of the most active West Bank Palestinian...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, completing a Middle East visit this week, has been pressing Israel into signing a document by year's end that...

GOP Will Use Iran Positions Against Democratic Ticket

DENVER - A year ago, the push for a congressional amendment that urged the declaration of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist group was signature legislation for much of the pro-Israel lobby. Only two dozen U.S. senators out of 100 opposed it.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Israeli police forces last week prevented Knesset members and Jewish activists from reclaiming ownership of a Jewish-owned Jerusalem property that had been illegally settled...

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

A detailed proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state that was reportedly presented by Israel to the Palestinian Authority in recent weeks is...

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