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Israel envoy Michael Oren rejects J Street invite

By Natasha Mozgavaya, Haaretz Correspondent

October 20, 2009 | 1:01 pm

The Embassy of Israel in the United States on Tuesday announced that it would send an “observer” to the left-leaning lobby group J Street’s first national conference next week, in place of Ambassador Michael Oren.

“In response to the question about J Street’s invitation to participate in its conference, the Embassy of Israel has been privately communicating its concerns over certain policies of the organization that may impair the interests of Israel,” the embassy said in a statement.

Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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  • Former Maccabi basketball executive Moni Fanan comitted suicide

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    Moni Fanan, the former chairman of the board for the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club, was found dead in his home on Monday after he committed suicide.

    After several failed resuscitation attempts the rescue services at the scene pronounced him dead.

    Fanan became a team symbol and was known as one of the groups’ most fervent fans.

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  • Netanyahu: Israel and U.S. have resolved settlements dispute

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero last Thursday that talks between Israel and the United States over construction in the settlements on the West Bank had ended.

    “We solved the matter of the settlements with the Americans,” Netanyahu told his Spanish counterpart.

    “I cannot say more than that. If you are interested in hearing more details, ask in Washington,” added Netanyahu.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

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