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U.S. presses on with Middle East talks rescue attempt

by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

1 week ago

Secretary of State John Kerry on April 4. Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/Reuters

U.S. efforts to save Middle East peace talks from collapse showed little sign of progress on Monday amid threats from Israel to retaliate for what it saw as unilateral Palestinian moves... read full article

  • Kerry: U.S. to reconsider peacemaking role

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States planned to re-evaluate its approach to Middle East peacemaking in light of recent setbacks.

    In response to a question while visiting Morocco, Kerry said that he would return to Washington to confer with President Obama...

  • Israeli-American Council expands to Las Vegas

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The Israeli-American Council has established an office in Las Vegas as part of a drive to expand from its Los Angeles base to U.S. cities with major concentrations of Israeli expatriates.

    Miriam Adelson, born in Haifa and the wife of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, is...

  • Y.U. rabbinical student sentenced to 13 years in abuse case


    2 weeks ago

    A Yeshiva University rabbinical student who pleaded guilty to child exploitation and distributing child pornography was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.

    Evan Zauder, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York, the Y.U. student newspaper, The...

  • Supreme Court’s rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits opens door for big-money donors

    by Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

    In the latest in a series of decisions by the high court that have given big-money...

  • Shooter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas, injuries reported

    by Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    At least one gunman opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base in central Texas that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009, officials said.

    "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency...

  • ADL audit: Anti-Semitic incidents down in U.S., assaults up

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States decreased by 19 percent in 2013, but physical assaults against Jews increased, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states...

  • White House: Obama has not decided to release Israeli spy


    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama has not made a decision to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

    "Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage and he is serving his sentence," Carney said.

    "I don't have any other update to provide you on Mr. Pollard's status. There are obviously a lot of things happening in that arena and I am not going to get ahead of discussions that are under way," he said.

    Reporting by Jeff Mason and David Storey; Editing by Sandra Maler

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