Ron Pundak, an Israeli historian who helped engineer the Oslo Accords, has died.
Pundak, an expert on Jordanian and Palestinian history, died last Friday of cancer. He was 59.
Through his contacts, Pundak began talks with Palestinian leaders in 1992 with the permission of Yossi Beilin, who was Israel’s deputy foreign minister at the time.
Jewish settlers can move into the so-called Peace House in Hebron, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.
Yaalon on Sunday gave his approval for Jewish families to move into the four-story building, which has been at the center of controversy for at least seven years.
The Cornell University Student Assembly voted to table indefinitely a resolution to divest from companies that do business in Israel.
Alan Gross suspended his hunger strike in a Cuban prison after a week at the behest of his elderly mother.
“Alan’s mother asked him to stop the fast,” Jill Zuckman, the spokeswoman for the family, told JTA. "He agreed to do that today.”
Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators reportedly made no progress in a three-hour meeting aimed at resuming peace negotiations.
An Australian-American team of researchers recommended circumcising infant males to avoid diseases in a new study that compared the practice to vaccination.
American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross has launched a hunger strike on April 3rd to protest his imprisonment in a Cuban jail and the lack of American assistance.
The Palestinians and Israelis are at odds now more about the process rather than substance, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Police in Malmo arrested two people who tried to break into a Jewish community building during a demonstration that featured anti-Semitic slogans.
Jerusalem — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty of accepting bribes in the Holyland corruption case.
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