Israeli-Palestinian talks end without breakthrough

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The first meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in more than a year ended in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday afternoon without a public breakthrough, but apparently … [Read more...]

Arab League: No doubt Syrian forces are killing civilians

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—There is no doubt that Syrian forces are killing civilians, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said Monday. He spoke to reporters a week after Arab League … [Read more...]

Israel announces Jerusalem housing project beyond Green Line

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—In a move that seemed clearly designed to send a strong signal to Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Amman on Tuesday, Israel announced a tender for 300 housing units … [Read more...]

Defense Ministry to pay for demobilized soldiers to train as sushi chefs

JERUSALEM (JWN)—The Defense Ministry has joined the battle against foreign workers, particularly cooks in Asian restaurants, by allocating a budget to help retrain demobilized soldiers to replace … [Read more...]

Abbas names terrorist ex-con his adviser

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed a terrorist mastermind released in the recent exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit as his new adviser on local … [Read more...]

Jordan invites Israel, PA to renew talks in Amman

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Jordan’s King Abdullah II has invited negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Amman on Tuesday in an effort to resume peace talks before the January 26 … [Read more...]

Hamas warns Sudan about Israel’s “Judaization of Jerusalem”

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)--Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh and senior official Khaled Mashaal told Sudanese President Omar Bashir in Khartoum on Thursday that Israel is increasing its efforts to … [Read more...]

Israel warns: Next Hamas kidnapping will bring war

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s inner security cabinet has accepted the military echelon’s assessment of the declining Gaza security situation and warned Thursday that … [Read more...]

Gaza and Israel: Unlikely trade partners

By JOSEF FEDERMAN (Associated Press) KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, Israel – Each day, dozens of trucks move food, consumer products and industrial materials into the Gaza Strip at this heavily fortified … [Read more...]

Turkish air strike mistakes smugglers for militants, kills 30

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Turkish Air Force planes attacked a group of smugglers near the border with Iraq on Wednesday night, mistaking them for members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). All … [Read more...]

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