Obama invites King Abdullah to help advance peace

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Just one week after Jordan’s King Abdullah II mediated the first direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian envoys in nearly a year, US President Barack Obama invited … [Read more...]

Man dressed as Santa Claus murders Jaffa Christian leader

JERUSALEM (JWN)--Gabriel Cadis, the head of Jaffa’s Orthodox Church Association, was fatally stabbed in the back on Friday night during an Orthodox Christmas procession. The assailant, who was dressed … [Read more...]

Lieberman: PA will blame failure of peace talks on Israel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday the Palestinian leadership is not serious about negotiations, which are doomed to fail, and is already getting ready to … [Read more...]

Hamas: Palestinian unity, not peace with Israel, is goal

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Hamas “foreign minister” Mahmoud al-Zahar said Monday that the terrorist organization will not give up the armed struggle against Israel under any circumstances, and said … [Read more...]

Saudi hacker threatens to expose a million Israeli credit cards

JERUSALEM  (JWN and agencies)—A Saudi computer hacker, who earlier this week sparked a minor consumer panic by stealing the data of some 15,000 Israeli credit card holders, struck again Thursday by … [Read more...]

New segment of security fence may separate nuns from monks

By OZ ROSENBERG (Haaretz) The monks and nuns of the Cremisan monastery, on a pastoral ridge opposite Har Gilo, have been living peacefully, side by side, since the place was built in the 1960s. But … [Read more...]

Prosecution demands death sentence for Mubarak

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Saying he holds Hosni Mubarak “politically and legally” responsible for the killing of protesters who drove him from power, Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Thursday demanded … [Read more...]

Ex-prime minister Olmert indicted for bribery

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 17 others were indicted on Thursday for allegedly giving or receiving bribes in connection with the construction of the capital’s … [Read more...]

IDF expels 12 Jewish extremists from West Bank

JERUSALEM  (JWN and agencies)-- The Israel Defense Forces expelled and issued restraining orders to 12 Jewish extremists it detained in a Wednesday night raid of four settlements. The 12 were from … [Read more...]

Israel’s Christians have lowest fertility, highest job rate

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Israel’s Christian community numbers just about 155,000, or about 2 percent of the country’s population, but they stand out by their academic excellence and high employment. They also … [Read more...]

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