Netanyahu tells Ashton: Iran must stop enriching uranium

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday that Iran must stop its program of uranium enrichment. Iran has … [Read more...]

Abbas says he’s ready to engage with Netanyahu on peace process

RAMALLAH (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he is ready to engage with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in negotiations for a peace settlement if … [Read more...]

Knesset installs Mofaz as deputy prime minister

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—By a vote of 71:23, Israel’s Knesset on Wednesday installed Kadima Party leader Shaul Mofaz as deputy to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Mofaz, who will replace … [Read more...]

PA: Israel’s new unity government must freeze all settlement activity

RAMALLAH (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's said Tuesday that Israel’s new unity government has the opportunity to establish peace with the Palestinian people, provided … [Read more...]

Biden: Israel has both the time and the right to strike Iran

ATLANTA (JWN and agencies)—Israel still has enough time for a preemptive  strike against Iran and the right to decide for itself whether to do so, US Vice President Joe Biden told the annual … [Read more...]

Netanyahu forms unity government, dumps early elections

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Israelis awoke Tuesday morning to a political upheaval: a secret deal reached in the middle of the night between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the leader of the … [Read more...]

Knesset in marathon session to approve early elections

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The Knesset was meeting late Monday night in an effort to approve all three readings of the government’s bill to set national elections for September 4, a year ahead of … [Read more...]

High Court orders illegal Ulpana outpost demolished by July 1

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The High Court of Justice on Monday rejected the state’s petition to delay the demolition of illegally built structures in the Ulpana neighborhood adjoining Beit El near … [Read more...]

Abbas lifts censorship of critics’ websites after public outcry

RAMALLAH (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday instructed his attorney-general to halt a campaign of censorship and arrests against his critics. The move came in … [Read more...]

IDF removes another half dozen West Bank checkposts

JERUSALEM (JWN)—The Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria has removed a number of checkposts on key West Bank roads recently in an effort to ease transportation for the Palestinian … [Read more...]

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