Netanyahu to Abbas: Our unity coalition a new chance for peace

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The formation of Israel’s national unity government has created a new opportunity to advance toward peace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote Palestinian Authority … [Read more...]

Israel signs deal with Palestinian prisoners to end hunger strike

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Israel signed a deal with representatives of hunger-striking Palestinian security prisoners on Monday, ending a 27-day hunger strike for better conditions. The deal was … [Read more...]

Netanyahu blocks bill to annex West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday blocked a bill by a member of his own Likud Party that would effectively annex West Bank settlements by making them subject to … [Read more...]

Egyptian presidential rivals call Israel ‘adversary’ and ‘enemy’

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Egyptian presidential candidates Amr Moussa and Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh said in the Arab world’s first televised campaign debate on Thursday that Israel is an adversary … [Read more...]

Netanyahu orders preparation of new universal conscription law

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday began fulfilling one of the declared goals of his expanded coalition by directing its members to start work on a bill for … [Read more...]

Palestinian journalists group boycotts contacts with Israelis

RAMALLAH (JWN and agencies)—The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in the West Bank warned its members on Thursday that they would be expelled if they meet with their Israeli … [Read more...]

Obama inspires Knesset member to submit marriage equality bill

JERUSALEM (JWN)—US President Barack Obama's declaration of support Wednesday for same-sex marriage has inspired Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz to  resubmit his marriage equality bill for a vote in the … [Read more...]

Repentance? Hamas unit in Gaza foiling rocket attacks on Israel

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The relative quiet on Israel’s southern front over the past two months is due to the establishment of a new force by the Hamas government of the Gaza Strip dedicated to … [Read more...]

At least 55 killed, 372 wounded by Damascus suicide bombers

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Two suicide car bombers set off twin explosions that killed more than 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus early Thursday morning, Syria’s Interior Ministry said in a … [Read more...]

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...]

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