Jewish Journal

  • U.S.: Best way to achieve a viable Palestine is talks


    November 16, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    The United States on Monday reaffirmed its support for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through negotiations, in its first official response to a Palestinian plan to declare statehood without Israeli consent.

    “It is our strong belief and conviction that the best means to achieve the common goal of a contiguous and viable Palestine is through negotiations between the parties‬,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Palestinian threat to declare statehood seeks to put onus on Israel

    By Leslie Susser, JTA

    November 16, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    Frustrated by a lack of progress toward statehood, the Palestinians are considering taking their case to the United Nations.

    Palestinian Authority...

  • Israeli soldiers rapped for protesting evacuations


    November 16, 2009 | 3:40 pm

    Two Israeli soldiers based near Hebron were demoted and sentenced to prison for protesting the evacuation of Jewish settlers in violation of army...

  • Gaza disengagement authority to be renamed ‘Tenufa Authority’


    November 16, 2009 | 3:31 pm

    Israel’s Cabinet agreed to rename the Gaza disengagement authority.

    The Sela Authority, as it has been known for its more than four years, was renamed...

  • Hamas: A Palestinian state should take over all of Israel


    November 16, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Hamas rejected the Palestinian Authority’s decision to unilaterally declare a state in the West Bank and Gaza, saying it should take over all of Israel.

  • Plans for new Palestinian city in West Bank raise hopes

    By Dina Kraft, JTA

    November 16, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    Dusk has fallen on a terraced hillside and workers clearing the red earth hurry to finish planting trees in the twilight, their labor the initial step in...

  • Israel Ends Drought Tax but Raises Water Prices

    by Benjamin Joffe-Walt, The Media Line

    November 16, 2009 | 2:01 am

    As seen at TheMediaLine.org.

    The Israeli government announced a deal over the weekend to temporarily freeze a controversial drought tax while...

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