U.S. negotiators said Israel’s settlement policy was the primary reason the peace talks failed.
At least two officials speaking anonymously to Yediot Achronot in a report May 2 by longtime senior correspondent Nahum Barnea said multiple factors were at play in last month’s collapse of the U.S.-backed talks, but Israel’s settlement policy was preeminent.
The 92nd Street Y, a landmark Jewish institution on the Upper East Side, made two major personnel announcements this week.
Henry Timms, who earlier served as the Y’s deputy executive director for innovation, strategy and content, was appointed executive director. And Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, longtime senior rabbi at Central Synagogue in Manhattan, will become the Y’s director of Jewish community, and head of its Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, in September.
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