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US, Israel close gaps

JERUSALEM — Israel and the US seem closer than they have been for months on two key issues: peacemaking with the Palestinians and Iranian nuclear ambitions.

The point was hammered home with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of a 10-month freeze on building in West Bank settlements and strong White House censure of Iran’s plans to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants.

But important differences of nuance remain on both fronts. Israel would like to see more robust action on Iran without delay, and the US wants Israel to make further substantial peace overtures to the Palestinians.

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Israel’s Islamics

Israel’s IslamicsUMM AL-FAHM, Israel — It’s time for noon prayers in this Israeli Arab city, and a jumble of sneakers piles up outside the doors of a mosque on the top floor of a private high school for the sciences.Inside, the boys, led in prayer by a math teacher, stand in two rows on a soft green-and-beige carpet and then kneel in unison. The $5.8 million tab to construct the high school, considered one of the top Arab schools in Israel with its state-of-the-art physics and chemistry labs, was picked up b...
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ADL vs. political conservatives

ADL vs. political conservativesWASHINGTON — Some conservatives are accusing the Anti-Defamation League of launching a partisan attack following its report asserting that a “current of anti-government hostility” has swept the US in the year since Barack Obama was elected.The Jewish defense organization did not respond similarly to anti-Bush hatred during the previous eight years, the conservatives have argued, and was unfairly linking mainstream criticism of the president with fringe attacks on Obama.But the ADL said it ...
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Palin defends settlements

Palin defends settlementsWASHINGTON — As Sarah Palin embarked on a tour for her just published book Going Rogue, she became the latest prospective Republican presidential candidate to criticize the Obama administration’s policy on Israel.In an interview with ABC News last week, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate told Barbara Walters that Jewish settlements “should be allowed to be expanded upon” because “more and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and mo...
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Again: Reports of Shalit’s release

Again: Reports of Shalit’s releaseJERUSALEM — Amid a flurry of media reports that after more than three years of deadlock, Hamas may agree this week to release St.-Sgt. Gilad Shalit, President Shimon Peres told reporters in Cairo on Sunday that progress had been made toward a prisoner swap. “There are negotiations between the two sides. I do not think that I need to elaborate. We all know there is progress. I hope that it will lead to a positive conclusion,” Peres said. Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi warned...
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JTA News

Peres on Gaza: ‘Israel has exhausted the military option’

Marcy Oster Former Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Israeli government to seek a diplomatic solution to the Gaza crisis, and to ensure return of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. ... [Link]

Weapons found stored in third UN school in Gaza

Marcy Oster A stockpile of weapons was discovered at a third United Nations school in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

At least 15 Gazans dead in shelling on U.N. school sheltering civilians

Marcy Oster At least 15 Palestinians were killed in shelling on a United Nations school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which is serving as a shelter for Gazans displaced from their homes in the current conflict. ... [Link]

Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi censured in Knesset

Marcy Oster Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi was censured over statements she made encouraging Palestinian “popular resistance” and saying that the kidnappers of three Israeli teens were not terroris... [Link]

Moroccan jailed for killing Jewish physician in Ukraine

Cnaan Liphshiz A Moroccan man who killed a Jewish physician in Ukraine was sentenced to 15 years in jail after a court of appeals reversed his acquittal. ... [Link]

Simon Cowell gets blowback for IDF donation

Anthony Weiss Celebrity music impresario Simon Cowell is getting blowback for a $150,000 donation to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. ... [Link]

Americans blame Hamas more than Israel for Gaza strife

Anthony Weiss Significantly more Americans blame Hamas for the current violence in Gaza than do Israel, according a new poll. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Learning to argue on Tisha b’Av

Daniel Treiman We can have passionate disagreements without descending into hatred, Yehudah Mirsky writes. ... [Link]

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