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Letter circulating among House Dems urges postponement of Netanyahu speech

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A letter urging Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is circulating among Democrats. The letter, initiated by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Keith Ellison(D-Minn.) notes that Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu […]

ADL slams lawmaker who asked for pledge from Muslim visitors

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned a Texas lawmaker who instructed her staff to greet Muslim visitors with an Israeli flag and a request to pledge allegiance to the United States. Molly White, a Republican state representative, was absent on Thursday, Muslim Capitol Day, organized by the local Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter. But she said in a […]

Israeli conductor dies during Switzerland concert

(JTA) — Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed and died as he was conducting a concert in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The 59-year-old was in the middle of leading “An Alpine Symphony” by German composer Richard Strauss Thursday night when he slumped, falling headlong to the ground, the AFP news agency reported. The cause of […]

Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

David Kraemer, a professor of Talmud and rabbinics who is also the librarian of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in its rare book room. (Courtesy of the Jewish Theological Seminary) NEW YORK (JTA) — Like any other longtime Manhattan property owner, the Jewish Theological Seminary has seen the value of its real estate holdings skyrocket in recent […]

IDF nabs 2 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

(JTA) — Israeli troops arrested two armed men who allegedly attempted to cross the border from the Gaza Strip to carry out a terrorist attack. The suspects arrested Thursday night were on their way to carry out an attack on civilians or soldiers in a town near the border, security officials told Army Radio, adding that the […]

Israel announces re-issuing of settlement housing tenders

(JTA) — Israel’s Housing Ministry reissued tenders for the construction of 450 housing units in the West Bank. The ministry published the tenders Friday, triggering condemnations by Palestinian officials and protests by Israelis opposed to construction beyond Israel’s Green Line. “This is a war crime which should push the settlements issue to the International Criminal […]

Facing extradition, Israeli ‘sex rabbi’ tells Dutch daily he survived Holocaust

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A rabbi born in pre-state Israel fighting extradition from Holland over alleged sex crimes told a Dutch daily that he is a Holocaust survivor. Eliezer Berland, a charismatic rabbi from Jerusalem who fled Israel after several women and one minor complained he had sexually assaulted them, made the claim in an interview […]

Netanyahu Rejects Latest Accusations Against His Wife

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rejects reports that his wife pocketed public money by returning empty bottles to supermarkets.

Romney Rules Out Another Presidential Run

Mitt Romney decides not to run for president again, says it’s “best to give other leaders the opportunity”.

White House Blasts ‘Illegitimate’ Israeli Construction

White House spokesman warns new Israeli construction will “have detrimental impacts on the ground”.

Abbas’s Arch Rival Reportedly Given Serbian Citizenship

Former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan was granted citizenship in Serbia in 2013 but the decision went unnoticed.

Spain and Israel to Investigate Death of Soldier in Lebanon

Spain and Israel agree to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon.

Arabs with Knives Try to Enter Israel from Gaza

IDF soldiers nab three Gazans with knives who tried to infiltrate into Israel.

Nasrallah Warns Israel: We Don’t Want War, But Don’t Test Us

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel that the conflict could go beyond Lebanon’s borders in any new war.

Muslims Gloat at Paris Kosher Market 2 Days After Attack

Muslim youths post pictures outside store where 4 Jews were murdered, exulting in the attack and flipping off the camera.

Abbas Invited to Sweden After ‘Palestine’ Recognition

Stockholm personally invites Abbas to discuss ‘peace process’ and to offer assistance.

Renowned Israeli Conductor Dies Mid-Concert

Israel Yinon dies of unknown causes while conducting symphony in Switzerland.

Tennessee man charged in failed Gambia coup attempt

Spain, Israel agree to joint probe on peacekeeper’s death in Lebanon

EU slam Israel’s announcement of 400 settler housing units

Clashes in Egypt’s Sinai after jihadists kill 30

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

After surviving a stoning, ISIS lets ‘adulteress’ live

‘Her sentence is done, let her go and repent to her God,’ said the ISIS Sharia judge that let you

Israeli claims of major Obama concessions to Iran ‘complete nonsense,’ US says

According to Channel 10, anonymous Israeli officials claimed the president “has given the Iranians 80 percent of what they want” out of the negotiations.

Islamic State’s Egypt wing claims credit for terror attacks that killed 27

Egypt’s government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics.

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