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BREAKING: Israel and Palestine to Resume Peace Negotiations

By Jspace Staff on 7/19/2013 at 2:35 PM

Categories: Israel, Middle East

US Secretary of State John Kerry made breaking news today, announcing peace negotiations between Israel and the West Bank would once more start anew. The news comes after five months of impassioned effort on Kerry’s part to re-start talks between the two, which have been frozen since a settlement dispute in 2010. Since taking on the post of secretary of state earlier this year, Kerry has made a total of six trips to the Middle East in an aim to get negotiations underway. The agreement was finally announced …More

Three Projects Win Israeli-Palestinian Business For Peace Contest

From NoCamels on 4/18/2013 at 11:06 AM

Categories: Business, Middle East, Israel

Three Projects Win Israeli-Palestinian Business For Peace Contest

NoCamels Team, NoCamels - Israel Innovation News Three innovative projects took top honors in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management year-long Business for Peace Competition, last week. The contest invited contestants to come up with innovative ideas to bridge the gap between Israelis and Palestinians and provide financial benefit to both sides. The competition was supported by Guilford Glazer of Los Angeles who has actively encouraged people-to-people …More

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Resigns

From JTA on 4/11/2013 at 2:31 PM

Categories: Middle East, Politics

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Resigns

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad reportedly gave his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. The resignation was tendered Wednesday, while Abbas was in Jordan, Reuters reported, citing two unnamed sources. The article, published Thursday, said it was unclear whether Abbas would accept Fayyad's resignation. A spokeswoman in Fayyad's office declined to comment on the resignation reports. The resignation comes following major disagreements over government policy in the PA and rumors that Abbas …More

AJC Urges EU to Ensure Palestinian Aid Not Going to Terrorists

By Jspace Staff on 3/24/2013 at 10:10 PM

Category: Middle East

AJC Urges EU to Ensure Palestinian Aid Not Going to Terrorists

Foreign aid to Palestine must not be used to promote terrorism, AJC urged the European Union. The Jewish advocacy group called on the EU to investigate how funding to the Palestinian Authority is used, to ensure terrorist activity is not rewarded. The warning came after a Norwegian broadcaster reported the PA uses foreign aid to financially reward terrorists jailed in Israeli prisons. “These shocking revelations suggest that the more violent and deadly the crime, the more money the perpetrator …More

03/18/13 Round Up PM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 3/18/2013 at 6:14 PM

Categories: United States, Israel

03/18/13 Round Up PM Edition

A new books seeks to guide Orthodox newlyweds to sexual intimacy. [Public Radio International] The New York Times is under fire from pro-Israel groups after running a piece that seemed to glorify the intifada movement. [Free Beacon] The British parliament recently saw a debate on the nation's Palestinian Authority funding, and whether such aid constitues financing hate incitement. [Algemeiner] Palestinians vandalized an Obama banner with swastikas. [Times of Israel] The lone Jew in the NYC mayoral race drops …More

Israeli Government Rejects Yale Textbook Study

From JTA on 2/5/2013 at 12:13 PM

Categories: Israel, Education

Israeli Government Rejects Yale Textbook Study

Israel's government vehemently rejected a three-year Yale University study of Israeli and Palestinian textbooks that commended both sides for not demonizing one another, but called on them to ameliorate negative portraits of each other. Titled "Victims of our own narratives?" the study early on commends both Israel and the Palestinian Authority for publishing textbooks virtually free of “dehumanizing and demonizing characterizations of the other.” “This is a significant strength,” …More

  • Israeli schoolchildren studying at a Tel Aviv elementary school, 2010. (Moshe Shai/Flash90/JTA)

Lapid to TIME: 'I Came Here to Live in a Jewish State'

By Jspace Staff on 2/1/2013 at 3:13 PM

Categories: Israel, Politics

Lapid to TIME: 'I Came Here to Live in a Jewish State'

Yair Lapid, head of the new 19-seat strong Yesh Atid party in Israel, recently spoke with TIME magazine to discuss the two-state solution, religious politics, and his meteoric ascent into government. Lapid, who worked previously as a popular television journalist, told TIME that he sees a way forward in the Palestinian crisis, and he thinks Israel is primed to get there. "Israelis convinced themselves that there is no use in talking to the Palestinians because they’re not to be trusted," he said. "I think …More

British Office Lists Israel as 'Country of Concern' on Human Rights Report

From JTA on 1/25/2013 at 3:21 PM

Categories: Europe, Israel

British Office Lists Israel as 'Country of Concern' on Human Rights Report

The British Foreign Office included Israel as "a country of concern" in a report on human rights violators. Israel appeared on a list in a quarterly report on human rights and democracy issued Thursday by the foreign office of 28 countries accused of perpetrating human rights violations. The report cites the Gaza war of last year and other recent violence on the joint border, Israeli settlement expansion and Israel's withholding of Palestinian tax revenues. It also criticized the Palestinian Authority for not …More

Emanuel Criticizes Netanyahu For Obama Betrayal

By Jspace Staff on 12/5/2012 at 7:06 PM

Categories: Israel, United States, Politics

Emanuel Criticizes Netanyahu For Obama Betrayal

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, taking to task the Israeli leader’s betrayal of the Obama administration. Not only was Emanuel angry about proposed settlement expansions and the cutoff of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority, he was also irate that Netanyahu would back challenger Mitt Romney in the recent elections. Israeli paper Ynet Monday reported: “The tension between the prime minister and …More

Civil Administration Funds Bone Marrow Transplant for Palestinian Child

From IDF Blog on 12/5/2012 at 6:12 PM

Categories: Health, Middle East, Israel

Civil Administration Funds Bone Marrow Transplant for Palestinian Child

A two-year old Palestinian boy from the Judea and Samaria region underwent a bone marrow transplant last month at Israel's Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. The procedure was funded by the Civil Administration, after the Palestinian Authority declined the family's request to fund it. “This procedure will save the child's life,” explained Dalia Bessa, the Health Coordinator for the Civil Administration. “When this sort of procedure is needed and the Palestinian Authority refuses to fund …More

Paris District Inks Pact with PA to Help Eastern Jerusalem Arabs

From JTA on 10/4/2012 at 3:46 PM

Categories: Europe, Israel, Finance

Paris District Inks Pact with PA to Help Eastern Jerusalem Arabs

The district of France that includes Paris signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to provide funding for programs in eastern Jerusalem. The pact between Ile-de-France and the PA, which was approved September 28 and will be signed this month, will send 300,000 euros (nearly $400,000) for educational and social welfare programs to eastern Jerusalem, according to the Times of Israel. The agreement undercuts Israel’s claim to eastern Jerusalem, a largely Arab district that Israel considers part of …More

10/3/12 Round Up AM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 10/3/2012 at 11:06 AM

Categories: Politics, Middle East, Round Up

10/3/12 Round Up AM Edition

Palestinian Authority sticks to its claims that Israel is attempting to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque in order to rebuild the Temple. [Algemeiner] Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues his diatribe against Israel, likening them to “criminals and terrorists.” [Algemeiner] Despite early crossover appeal, Jewish Republican Josh Mandel appears to be faltering in his bid for the Senate. [Daily Beast] The New York-based Human Rights Watch has accused Hamas of gross abuses towards the Palestinian …More

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  • Israeli intelligence blames one terrorist group for attacks on Egyptian border
  • Magen Tzedek hasn't certified a food provider yet
  • Human Rights Watch says Hamas abuses Palestinians
  • Josh Mandel's bid for Senate may be stalling
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues anti-Israel diatribe