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  • Jewish Home: We’ll leave coalition if Israeli Arabs walk

    1 week ago

    The Jewish Home party will leave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition if he releases Arab Israelis from jail, party bosses said.

    Ayelet Shaked, a lawmaker and senior member of Jewish Home, said Friday that the party’s position on the issue was a result...

  • Palestinians, IDF troops clash near Israeli prison

    2 weeks ago

    Several Palestinians were injured in clashes between rioters and Israeli troops near the Ofer Prison north of Jerusalem.

    The rioters hurled stones and burning tires toward Israelis guarding the facility, Army Radio reported Friday.

    The troops used crowd dispersal means. The...

  • Netanyahu: Prisoner release must include something for Israel, Cabinet OK

    3 weeks ago

    Israel will not release more Palestinian prisoners without getting something in return, and such a deal will be brought to the Cabinet for approval, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu made the statements Sunday morning at a meeting of his Likud party government...

  • As prisoner release fell through, Danon stood front and center

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    In recent months in Israel, one star in Israel’s ruling Likud Party has been making headlines for his outspoken demeanor and unapologetic one-liners.

    No, it’s not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    It’s one of Netanyahu’s main political rivals — Deputy Defense Minister Danny...

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  • If more terrorists go free, Danny Danon will resign

    March 25, 2014 | 10:55 am

    It is no secret that when Israel’s government announced this past September that we would be returning to the table to negotiate with the Palestinians, I was not optimistic about the prospects of this latest round of talks.

    I knew that as much as we desire peace and normalcy for...

  • Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan

    December 30, 2013 | 5:49 pm

    Israel set free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday as part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, after pledging to press ahead with plans to build more homes in Jewish settlements.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whose shuttle diplomacy led to a resumption of the negotiations in...

  • How the United States fans the flames of Mideast conflict

    November 21, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    As the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks flounder and seek to regain momentum, many are wondering what America can do with its prodigious economic resources to encourage peace and reconciliation between the parties.

    For this reason, it may astound many that...

  • Israel will make ‘dramatic decisions’ for peace, Livni says

    August 20, 2013 | 10:26 am

    U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday.

    Tzipi Livni coupled her forecast with acknowledgement that at least one partner in Israel's right-wing coalition opposed the...

  • Livni sees peace talks aiding Arab world alliance shift

    August 16, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Israel's top peace negotiator said on Friday newly resumed talks with the Palestinians also held a wider opportunity for Israel to seek alliances with Arab world moderates against militants in the Middle East.

    The U.S.-brokered talks were renewed last month after a three-year...

  • Kerry putting Israel in ‘impossible situation,’ Israeli lawmaker writes

    August 15, 2013 | 9:19 am

    John Kerry has put Israel in an “impossible situation,” Knesset member Ayelet Shaked wrote in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state.

    “You have forced us into peace talks during a period of time that the entire Middle-East is in chaos, without realizing that by doing so, you...

  • First images of Gilad Shalit released; IDF confirms he is alive and well

    October 18, 2011 | 3:31 am

    An Israel Defense Forces official confirmed Tuesday that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was identified at the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt and is “alive and well.”

    Earlier Hamas said Israel completed the transfer into Egypt of Palestinian prisoners due to be deported...

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