Israel's State Archive released 45 formerly classified documents related to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
I’ve just finished moderating two panels at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem. I’ve just finished talking to dozens of the people attending and finished listening to other people’s panels. I’m tired and have a headache, and I am still trying to figure out a theme coming out of the conference.
Israeli leaders condemned remarks by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton which appeared to compare the Toulouse victims to deaths in Gaza, while Ashton said her words were "grossly distorted."
The United States and Iran are on a path toward direct armed conflict. In early October, U.S. officials accused Iranian operatives of planning to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States on American soil. In early January, Tehran sentenced to death an American citizen visiting family in Iran on charges of alleged espionage.
Jewish Democrats continued their pre-eminence on the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. Democrats have had to roll back their representation on key committees after losing the House in last November's elections, but Foreign Affairs remains a redoubt for Jewish members, according to the membership lists released Wednesday.
Polls show that Livni, 50, is the leading contender to win Kadima Party primaries Sept. 17 to succeed Ehud Olmert
Rep. Howard L. Berman recalls that when he first ran for Congress in 1982, "one major reason was to strengthen our relationship with Israel and oppose the threat of radical Islam."
Now the veteran legislator will be in an even stronger position to pursue his agenda as the likely future chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.
This week, when freshman Member of Knesset Dr. Ahmed Tibi declared his first preference for committee assignments -- Defense and Foreign Affairs, which is briefed regularly by the Shin Bet and Mossad -- right-wing MKs laughed it off. This would be like inviting Saddam Hussein into the Israeli Security Cabinet, they said. No Israeli Arab has ever sat on this Knesset committee -- certainly no Arab with a resume such as Tibi's.