Netanyahu and Obama have peace plans up their sleeves

BY NATASHA MOZGOVAYA, HAARETZ— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress due in late May has stirred expectations that he will put forth a plan that will revive the stalled peace process. But pressure from Europe and the sense that the United States has taken a time-out from the peace process is making…

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'PA will get majority UN-recognition for Palestinian state'

BY JPOST— Senior Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath on Tuesday estimated that the Palestinian Authority will be able to gain recognition for a Palestinian state from two-thirds of United Nations member states before September 2011. PA President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to travel to France on Wednesday to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy…

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US demands UN rescind Goldstone Report

BY ISRAEL TODAY— The US Senate on Tuesday formally and unanimously passed a resolution demanding that the UN Human Rights Council rescind the Goldstone Report, which falsely accused Israel of committing war crimes in its 2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip. Israel launched the month-long incursion in order to curb terrorist rocket fire on southern…

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A traumatic Pessah in Jerusalem, 1948

BY DOROTHY BERMAN , JPOST In early November 1947, Dorothy (Devora) Berman of Glasgow, aged 20, set sail for Palestine to participate in the “Machon LeMadrichei Chul” (Institute for Diaspora Youth Leadership) training program of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The program was held in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund. This was one of the…

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Christians Increasingly Taking Part in Passover Celebrations

BY NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH—  Why is this Passover night different from all the rest? Mainly because more and more Christians, both in Israel and overseas, will be partaking in some observance of Passover, a phenomenon that is catching on among many Christians, evangelical and otherwise. Erev Pesach (Passover Eve) begins at sunset on Monday night…

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