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Israel, Germans Work For Shalit's Release on 5th Anniversary

06/26/2011

Efforts are intensifying for the release of Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his capture by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel had accepted a German-mediated deal for Shalit's release, and was awaiting Hamas' response.

Boost For Birthright Funding; Tipping Point Seen

More than half of all 18- to 26-year-old diaspora Jews expected to have a free Israel trip by 2013.

01/18/2011
Editor And Publisher

A new landmark in the effort to strengthen Jewish identity and positive connection to Israel among diaspora youth was reached with the announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that his government has approved $100 million in funding for Birthright Israel over the next three years.

Bibi Formally Requests Pollard Release

01/04/2011

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote President Obama urging clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

In Indonesia, Where Israelis Can't Enter, Obama Tells Jews Where They Can't Live

In Democratic circles, it is scandalous to join a club that excludes women, say, or blacks or gays. The New York Times, a few years ago, devoted dozens of articles, many on the front page, to the horror of the Master's Tournament being held in a golf club for men only, in Augusta, Georgia.

Bourbon Street (Not J Street) - Cartoon on Mosque, Obama & Bibi from New Orleans Times-Picayune

Here's a great cartoon from Steve Kelly at the New Orleans Times-Picayune (download and enlarge for best viewing). The cartoon shows Obama saying of Imam Rauf, "I support the right of religious groups to build on their property..." In the next panel, Obama adds, "Sometimes," holding his "Freeze Settlements" edict while standing next to Israel's Netanyahu.

Netanyahu brokers six-month freeze on conversion bill

07/22/2010

 An agreement has been reached to put a six-month freeze on a controversial Israeli conversion bill up for a vote in the Knesset.

Bibi’s Gambit On Jerusalem Seen Aimed At U.S. Jews

Netanyahu: Israeli “sovereignty” over Jerusalem “cannot be challenged.”

07/22/2009
Washington Correspondent

This week’s U.S.-Israel diplomatic dustup over building additional Jewish housing in east Jerusalem may have as much to do with domestic politics in the Jewish state — and a desire to mobilize American Jews to oppose additional U.S. pressure — as with any shift in Obama administration policy.

Israel’s Losing Battle With Sweden Over Outrageous Charges

How should Israel have responded to the outrageous report in a Swedish newspaper that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped and killed Palestinians in order to harvest their organs for use in transplants?

Season is Hot for Mideast Measures

The peace process may be in limbo until incoming Prime Minister Ehud Barak forms his government and sets some policy, but that hasn’t stopped Congress from huffing and puffing on Mideast issues.

06/18/1999
Washington Correspondent

The peace process may be in limbo until incoming Prime Minister Ehud Barak forms his government and sets some policy, but that hasn’t stopped Congress from huffing and puffing on Mideast issues.
Resolutions have recently been introduced in both Houses demanding the extradition of Palestinians accused of killing Americans.

‘Proud Of What We Accomplished’

05/21/1999
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu, a handsome, charismatic figure who spent nearly two decades on the Israeli political stage, quietly and with dignity announced his intention to step aside from political life Monday after being trounced in his bid for re-election.
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