Kerry said staying on the sidelines did not help progress.
Israel’s peace talks with the Palestinians remain mostly shrouded in secrecy, but one thing is certain: The Palestinian prisoner release that paved the way for their resumption is increasing tensions in Israel’s governing coalition. Israel completed the second stage of the four-part release on Tuesday, setting free 26 prisoners who had committed crimes — mostly… Read More
Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so”; 64 percent of Israelis believe that it is important to narrow socioeconomic gaps even if it means paying more taxes. Those are two of the findings of the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the… Read More
Incumbents reelected in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv.
During the 20 years since the Oslo Accords, Israel and the Palestinians have remained enemies, approximately 2,000 Israelis have been killed by terrorists and living conditions for the Palestinians have gotten worse, say a group of panelists who spoke at an Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) luncheon last week. So, they wonder, why is… Read More
Israeli sage founded the Sephardi Orthodox Shas political party.
Policy change brings them in line with other non-Orthodox groups in Israel.
Israel is famous among tourists for its amazing fruits and vegetables, always in season, always fresh and always in abundance. Now, Israel, which boasts of having the highest per capita consumption of tomatoes in the world, has created an even bigger and better tomato. Meanwhile, an Israeli food bank is inviting tourists who happen to… Read More
U.S. doesn’t first remove sensitive info, Snowden document shows.
They are calling it “cutting edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They — the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) — are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for… Read More