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Sarkozy to Knesset: no nuclear Iran!

JERUSALEM — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla, were greeted Monday at the Knesset. The French leader addressed the plenum and stressed that his...

French Jews reeling over brutality

PARIS —— Angry and frightened Jewish youth gathered in the 19th district of northern Paris on Monday evening, June 23, to show support for a 17-year-old Jewish boy...

Truce for now…is war next?

JERUSALEM — While nowhere near coexistence, Israel and Hamas are trying out an accommodation of sorts with an Egyptian-brokered truce in the Gaza Strip. The deal came...

Israel-Syria talks ‘constructive’

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s two top diplomatic advisers finished two days of indirect talks with Syria in Turkey on Monday, and headed for Paris, fueling...

Presbyterian statement infuriates Jews

NEW YORK — Just days before they are due to consider a range of motions on the Middle East at their biennial convention, the Presbyterian Church USA has released a...

Six-month truce, a year after Hamas coup in Gaza

JERUSALEM — A six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was due to go into effect Thursday, June 19. Two huge stumbling blocks to wider peacemaking between Israel...

As far as the eye can see…water

The floods that have devastated portions of Iowa arrived at the IJN’s dry doorstep on Friday, June 13.  An e-mail sent by Jody Braverman, an Iowa City resident and...

Beleaguered Olmert received tepid response

WASHINGTON — Dogged by political scandal at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert headed here last week in search of a friendly crowd at the annual AIPAC policy...

Analysis: the corruption of Ehud Olmert

JERUSALEM — In 1988, reporting on a visit by then-prime minister Yitzhak Shamir to the US, then Jerusalem Post Washington correspondent Wolf Blitzer noted:...

Obama’s ‘united Jerusalem’: no barbed wires

By Hillary Leila Krieger, JTA JERUSALEM — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem...