Livni to J Street: Back Two States, Defend Israeli Army


Tzipi Livni, the top Israeli peace negotiator, made an impassioned case for peace with the Palestinians and for supporting Israel’s army in remarks to J Street’s national policy conference.

Iran’s ‘Charm Offensive’ Seen Putting Israel In A Bind

With Bibi’s demands looming in UN speech next week, will he, Obama be on same page?
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President Barack Obama emphasized diplomacy at the United Nations Tuesday as a way to convince Iran to give up its quest for nuclear weapons. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to emphasize in his remarks next Tuesday the need for continued sanctions as the way to achieve that goal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking Tuesday at the UN. Getty Images

European Jews Hail Merkel's Re-election, Invite Her To Visit

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On the heels of Angela Merkel’s re-election to a third term, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has invited her to visit to receive a special award, the first time it has issued such an invitation to any German chancellor, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Angela Merkel won re-election as Germany's chancellor and an invitation to visit Britain's Jewish community. Getty Images

Greek Jews Urge Crackdown On Golden Dawn After Rapper's Murder


ATHENS, Greece — Greek Jews implored the government to crack down on the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party in the wake of the murder of the anti-fascist rapper known as Killah P.

American-Jewish Iranians Reject Rouhani Invitation To Meet

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When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as president of Iran, would invite leaders of the Iranian Jewish community in the U.S. to meet with him when he was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the answer was a definitive “no.”

After all, he was a Holocaust denier whose stated goal was to wipe Israel off the map.

But in recent days, when the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, issued a similar invitation, there was considerable discussion among the leadership of the Iranian Jewish community here and in Los Angeles as to the appropriate response. Unlike his predecessor, Rouhani has been on a one-man public relations campaign, seeking to soften his country’s image in the hopes of easing tough economic sanctions and countering talk of military action against Iran.

Iranian Jewish leaders hoped Rouhani would offer proposals to expand freedom, but "haven't seen anything yet." Getty Images

Report: Israeli Agents Backed Kenyan Troops In Bid To End Nairobi Mall Siege


JERUSALEM — Kenyan troops reportedly backed by Israeli agents launched an assault to end the siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall.

Obama, Netanyahu To Meet At White House


President Obama will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House to discuss the peace talks with the Palestinians and developments in Syria.

With Deal Struck, Pro-Israel Groups Suspend Lobbying For Syria Strike


Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak during a Sept. 12 press conference. Getty Images

Quebec Jewish Groups: Ban On Personal Religious Articles Unconstitutional

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Jewish groups in Quebec have issued a new statements expressing their opposition to the government's proposed "values charter," which would ban religious headgear and other "conspicuous" religious symbols for public-sector employees, according to the Canadian Jewish News

Assad: Israel Should Ditch Chemical Weapons, Too


Syrian President Bashar Assad said Israel should be required to get rid of its weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons.

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