Obama to Netanyahu: Two-state solution still possible

By YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. Speaking to the press, Obama said that there is strong bipartisan support for Israel’s security and that the two-state solution is still possible. Obama praised Netanyahu’s intensive efforts in the talks and reiterated his commitment to…

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Messianic petition challenges ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’

By ISRAEL TODAY— With the third biannual Christ at the Checkpoint conference just a week away, a majority of Israeli Messianic Jews continue to find the event too politically-charged and too undergirded by anti-Semitic themes to be taken seriously as a platform for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, and between Jewish and Arab believers. While…

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How the Ukranian Crisis impacts the Middle East

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets US President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday, he will be meeting a president preoccupied with the Ukrainian crisis, a crisis that some have called the most dangerous situation in Europe since the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Israel has no dog in…

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Arab League to discuss ‘Israel attacks’ on Al-Aqsa

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— The Arab League will hold an emergency session on Wednesday in the wake of the Knesset discussion on the Temple Mount, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reports. According to the report, the Palestinian Authority (PA) submitted a request to the Arab League to hold the session, in order to discuss…

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Stormy debate: Knesset hosts first ever parley on Temple Mount sovereignty in plenum

By LAHAV HARKOV and DANIEL EISENBUD, JPOST— The State of Israel is pointless without the Temple Mount, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) said at the first-ever plenum discussion of Israeli sovereignty over the holy site on Tuesday. The debate came on the same day as the latest in a series of rioting on the Mount…

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‘Israel, Protect Us!’

By GIL RONEN, ARUTZ7 — Ukraine’s Jews report attacks, threats accompanying current rebellion are getting worse, ask for Israeli security personnel.—  In the face of increasing hostility toward Jews throughout the Ukraine, the Director of the Federation of Jewish Organizations in Europe, Rabbi Menahem Margolin, has asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe…

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The politics of the Palestinian right of return

By ASAF ROMIROWSKY and ALEXANDER JOFFE, FORBES— US-backed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are entering a critical period. With reports suggesting Israeli acceptance of the 1967 lines and land swaps, what about Palestinian concessions? Two issues are paramount: the ‘right of return’ and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinian Authority President…

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Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi dishes on politics

BY YOCHONON DONN— Despite contrary media reports, Ukrainian Jews remain relatively safe even as the country’s government — still reeling from the stunning downfall of its president, Viktor Yanukovych — begins to rebuild, the country’s chief rabbi told Hamodia, the Daily Newspaper of Torah Jewry in an interview Sunday. Returning from a Manhattan press conference…

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Hamas: Recognizing Israel is a ‘Death Sentence’ to the PA

By DALIT HALEVI and ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ7-— Lawmakers from Hamas on Sunday warned Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas against recognizing Israel as part of the ongoing peace process. The lawmakers said that recognition of Israel as a Jewish state would be a “death sentence” against the PA. Ibrahim Dahbour, one of Hamas’s representative in…

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