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  • U.S. lawmakers talk Palestinian statehood, Iran at Mideast confab

    June 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said supporters of Israel must be prepared for a U.N. General Assembly vote recognizing a Palestinian state in September, saying the Palestinians have “the upper hand” in pushing through such a resolution.

    The Palestinians have a solid bloc of allies in the...

  • Egyptian court sentences accused spy for Israel to 25 years

    June 23, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    Egyptian court sentences accused spy for Israel to 25 years
      JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Egyptian court sentenced an Egyptian businessman to 25 years in jail for spying for Israel.

    The court reportedly also found Tarek Abdel Razek’s two Israeli handlers, accused of being members of...

  • Apple removes free ‘Thirdintifada’ from App Store

    June 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Apple Inc. removed the Arabic-language “Thirdintifada” application from its App Store following a request from the Israeli government.

    The application was removed June 22, a day after Israel’s minister of public diplomacy and diaspora affairs, Yuli Edelstein, wrote to Apple founder...

  • Evangelical Protestants sympathize with Israel, survey finds

    June 23, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Evangelical Protestant leaders from around the world said they sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, although a small majority said they sympathize with both sides equally, a survey found.

    Thirty-four percent of respondents in a new Pew Research Center global...

  • Poll: Americans’ views on Mideast largely unchanged

    June 14, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.

    The Pew Research Center poll, conducted during the end of May, found that Americans still sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians in their...

  • Report: U.S. to offer Turkey major role in Mideast talks if it stops Gaza flotilla

    June 3, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    The U.S. government is considering to offer Turkey a deal in which Ankara would stop a second Gaza flotilla that is due to depart later this month in exchange for the opportunity to host an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Ankara, the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman reported...

  • What is right in the Middle East

    June 2, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Did you hear the story about the rabbi and the Christian minister? It sounds like an old joke, but our story isn’t old, nor is it a joke. We are two clergymen who were the

    most unlikely to know each other, let alone be friends. One of us is an African American evangelical leader...

  • Monday Night with Yossi Klein Halevi: The Crisis of Israel’s Delegitimization

    By David Suissa

    June 2, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Who better than one of the world’s most legitimate commentators on the Middle East to discuss the crisis of Israel’s delegitimization? Author and renowned journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will weigh in on this sensitive topic this coming Monday night, June 6, at 7pm, at the Jewish...

  • France proposes conference to restart peace talks

    June 2, 2011 | 9:09 am

    France’s foreign minister, Alain Juppe, offered to host a meeting next month to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Juppe said Thursday during a visit to Ramallah in the West Bank that he had spoken to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the previous...

  • June 5, 1967

    By Rob Eshman

    June 1, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Levi Eshkol was one of the greatest Israeli heroes you never heard of. Eshkol was Israel’s prime minister during the Six Day War, which began 44 years ago this week, on June 5, 1967.

    In six days — 132 hours — Israel defeated three major Arab armies. It turned imminent...

  • Sitting shivah for peace

    By David Suissa

    June 1, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his speech to the U.S. Congress on May 24, was like a battered fighter entering the final round of a championship bout. He knows his only chance to win is by a knockout. With nothing to lose, Bibi got up, and with the “Rocky” music blazing in...

  • Countdown to Palestinian Statehood

    June 1, 2011 | 10:00 am

    While U.S. officials are running a full-court diplomatic press against the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition of statehood this September and officials at international Jewish organizations are trying to convince foreign leaders to oppose statehood, the Israeli government appears...

  • 3,000 police on patrol for annual Jerusalem Day march

    June 1, 2011 | 7:51 am

    Some 30,000 Israelis gathered for the annual flag march through eastern Jerusalem in honor of Jerusalem Day, as at least 3,000 police took up patrols throughout the city.

    The annual march led by the religious Zionist community, in which participants march and dance with flags...

  • Those who say Israel should fear Obama

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 31, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    I have no beef with those who argue President Obama did nothing wrong by sliding in a reference to Israel returning to the 1967 borders, albeit with land swaps, in his major address on the Arab pro-democracy movement at the State Department. To be sure, I believe it ruined the...

  • U.S. visit “important” and Americans supportive, Netanyahu says

    May 26, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu called his visit to Washington “important,” and said he found “broad American support for Israel’s fundamental claims.”

    The Israeli prime minister made his comments upon his return to Israel following a visit to Washington, where he addressed both Houses of the...

  • Abbas: Speech left ‘nothing to build on’

    May 25, 2011 | 8:35 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said there was nothing for peace talks to build on in Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress.

    Abbas, speaking to the Palestine Liberation Organization and also with reporters on Wednesday in Ramallah, asserted that if no...

  • Obama walking a fine line on borders issue

    May 24, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Read David N. Myers’ counterpoint here.

    One week ago, on May 19,  President Barack Obama delivered powerful remarks on democracy and reform in the Middle East. He not only raised these normally hortatory ideals to top-tier U.S. interests, but he put the dictator of America’s most...

  • Israeli company on U.S. Iran sanctions list

    May 24, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    An Israeli company is among seven newly sanctioned by the United States for dealings with Iran.

    Ofer Brothers Group is being sanctioned for its role in providing a tanker valued at $8.65 million to an Iranian shipping company.

    The company “failed to exercise due diligence and did...

  • At AIPAC, effort to shift focus back to agenda: Iran, foreign aid, Capitol Hill relationships

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 24, 2011 | 8:14 am

    Let’s get past this U.S.-Israel relationship thing, so we can get on with important stuff, like the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    That seemed to be the message this week at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    With a record 10,000 people and...

  • Is Obama good or bad for Israel?

    By David Suissa

    May 23, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    During this latest episode of the long-running Israel-America reality show – which began May 19 with President Barack Obama’s infamous “1967 lines” speech, followed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defiant response at the White House the next day, and, finally,...

  • Hamas response to Obama speech: Still won’t recognize Israel

    May 23, 2011 | 7:48 am

    Hamas condemned President Obama’s AIPAC speech, saying it will not recognize Israel despite the United States president’s demand.

    The Obama administration is “not a friend to the people of the region,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told the Ma’an Palestinian news service.


  • Palestinians: Israel must accept 1967 border as basis for negotiations

    May 22, 2011 | 9:13 am

    Palestinian officials said they would not resume peace negotiations unless Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepts President Obama’s 1967 border guidelines.

    “If Netanyahu agrees, we shall turn over a new leaf. If he doesn’t then there is no point talking about a peace...

  • 1967 Borders = ‘Auschwitz Borders’?

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 19, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    This press release just arrived in from the Simon Wiesenthal Center—calling 1967 borders “Auschwitz Borders’. We will be seeking further comment.


    The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended President...

  • FULL SPEECH: Obama on Israel, Middle East

    May 19, 2011 | 11:11 am

    The White House

    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release

    “A Moment of Opportunity”

    U.S. Department of State

    As Prepared for Delivery –

    I want to thank Hillary Clinton, who has traveled so much these last six months that she is approaching a new landmark –...

  • President Obama Speaks on the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. Policy in the Region

    May 19, 2011 | 8:37 am

  • Words Matter — Obama’s Next Challenge

    By Judea Pearl

    May 17, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    By the time this article is published on May 19, President Barack Obama will be putting the final touches on his policy speech on the Middle East, scheduled for the same day. Many see it as an important speech, for it could signal a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the wake of the...

  • Violence erupts in Israel, Israel-Syria border breached

    May 15, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Hundreds of Arabs from Syria stormed across the border into Israel on Sunday, prompting Israeli troops to respond with fire that killed at least four people.

    The incident, which marked the first major eruption of violence along the border in decades, came on the same day that an...

  • Was Mubarak a Zionist?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    May 10, 2011 | 9:59 am

    Was Hosni Mubarak a Zionist, as his critics within Egypt and across the Arab world suggest? 

    That sounds absurd but it’s an accusation that has riled a lot of folks in Israel and Egypt.

    Of course, being called a Zionist is about as nasty a charge as there is in many parts of the...

  • Obama to host Netanyahu at White House

    May 5, 2011 | 8:40 am

    President Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for talks.

    The meeting will be held on May 20 in the Oval Office, and the effort to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process reportedly will be the main item on the agenda.

    “The leaders look...

  • Fatah-Hamas unity deal: Can a marriage of convenience survive?

    May 3, 2011 | 10:51 am

    If past Fatah-Hamas kiss-and-make-up sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly.

    No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared just the opposite.

    In the realm of odd...

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