Ex-Bush aide: Olmert bombed Syria despite US diplomacy

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—A former aide to US president George W. Bush has come to the defense of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision-making process in the Mavi Marmara affair, as … [Read more...]

Abbas and Mofaz may meet in Jordan next week

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Increasing reports in the Palestinian media are saying that a new round of talks may be held soon between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Speculation says that the … [Read more...]

Peres accepts US Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (JWN and agencies)—Israel’s President Shimon Peres on Wednesday night accepted the Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama, saying that he did so on behalf of all Israelis. The … [Read more...]

Iranian authorities close down church in Tehran

TEHRAN (Compass Direct News)—Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering … [Read more...]

Gaza sniper shoots at Negev farmer, hits tractor

RAMAT HANEGEV (JWN)—A terrorist sniper in the Gaza Strip fired on an Israeli farmer Thursday morning, missing him but shattering the windshield of his tractor. The farmer took shelter behind his … [Read more...]

US blasts Russia for supplying attack helicopters to Syria

WASHINGTON (JWN and agencies)—US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Russia is lying about sending Syria attack helicopters to help put down the uprising, calling Russian claims that … [Read more...]

Comptroller slams Netanyahu, Barak over Turkish flotilla incident

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss on Wednesday published his long-awaited report on the May 31, 2010 Gaza blockade-running attempt by a Turkish ship that resulted in … [Read more...]

Israel seeks to keep Church of Nativity out of ‘Palestine’

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Israeli diplomats are working behind the scenes in an intensive effort to block a bid by the Palestinian Authority to register Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity as a … [Read more...]

Ahmadinejad and Jibril praise anti-Israel ‘resistance’

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Secretary General of the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmad Jibril in Tehran on Sunday that resistance is the … [Read more...]

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