Jewish Journal

Israel lobbies U.S. as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

by Dan Williams, Reuters

2 weeks ago

Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi attends a news conference at the headquarters of the IAEA in Vienna on Dec. 11, 2013. Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Israel is lobbying the United States against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technology, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday as another... read full article

  • Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools

    by Luke Baker, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.

    In a briefing at its headquarters in...

  • Israel’s Leviathan in talks on $15 billion gas supply deal to Jordan

    by Steven Scheer and Tova Cohen, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Israel is in advanced negotiations to supply natural gas from its vast Leviathan field to Arab peace partner Jordan under a 15-year, $15 billion agreement, the Israeli government, gas operators and industry officials said on Wednesday.

    The deal would involve the supply of 1.6...

  • Beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff held Israeli citizenship


    2 weeks ago

    Journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by the jihadist group ISIS, was a dual American-Israeli citizen and studied in Israel, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.

    The Foreign Ministry cleared for publication Wednesday that Sotloff, 31, held Israeli citizenship. His connections to...

  • Israel’s land seizure: political favor or West Bank game-changer?

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    In the days after the war in Gaza concluded, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to bear left.

    He spoke of a “possible diplomatic horizon” for Israel on Aug. 27 and suggested a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Reports emerged that Netanyahu had met...

  • Olmert retrial in Talansky Affair begins


    2 weeks ago

    Ehud Olmert went on trial for the second time in the the bribery case that led the Israeli prime minister to resign in 2008.

    Olmert’s retrial in what became known as the Talansky Affair began with a hearing Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court.

    Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the...

  • Obama administration calls on Israel to reverse land appropriation


    2 weeks ago

    The Obama administration formally called on Israel to reverse its appropriation of West Bank land for settlement building, saying it was counterproductive to peace efforts.

    “We are deeply concerned about the declaration of a large area as ‘state land’ to be used for expanded...

  • Palestinian driver killed attempting to run West Bank checkpoint


    2 weeks ago

    A Palestinian driver was killed as he tried to run over Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint.

    Another Palestinian in the minivan and an Israeli civilian also were injured in the Tuesday afternoon incident.

    The driver was seriously wounded when an Israeli soldier opened...

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