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Herzog urges Abbas not to take unilateral steps

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Labor leader tells PA president to return to talks with Israel; Abbas says he’ll demand world support for state based on pre-67 lines

PM says he respects top minister’s decision to resign

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Following Gideon Sa’ar’s surprise announcement of a break from politics, Netanyahu thanks him for years of public service

Rivlin visits south, apologizes that rest of Israel sometimes neglects it

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
A day after first mortar shell fired from Gaza since summer conflict, president says he ‘empathizes’ with rocket-battered locals

Alan Hoffmann can bring olim, but can Israel?

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Haviv Rettig Gur humbly concedes that the Jewish Agency is right, but argues that that’s not nearly good enough

Hamas: Ceasefire talks to resume next week

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Second stage of negotiations on details of long-term truce will begin before September 24, Moussa Abu Marzouk says

Jihadists claim attack that kills six Egypt policemen

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Al-Qaeda-inspired group in the Sinai releases a video of it using an IED on an Egyptian armored personnel carrier

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk, Israeli study finds

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science say sugar substitutes may hasten onset of glucose intolerance

With US poised to strike, Islamic State abandons bases

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Extremist group said to evacuate ‘many’ positions in Syria in anticipation of American-led military action

Muted expectations on Obama, Rouhani meeting

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
While Iranian leader is not on the president’s ‘dance card’ at upcoming UN summit, conversation on the sidelines hasn’t been ruled out

Iranians back nuclear deal, fear tough demands — poll

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
94% say country needs atomic energy program; large majority say dismantling centrifuges, cutting research is unacceptable

NYPD: Hate crimes up against Muslims, Jews

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Police record uptick in violence since July 1; officer says media coverage of overseas conflict creates ‘emotional surge’

UN: Syrian militants kept weapons of Fijian troops

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Uniforms, cars were confiscated by al-Nusra Front in a move that is ‘of concern’ to international body, spokesman says

Biden admits Shylock remark ‘a poor choice of words’

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
ADL head Abe Foxman says Jews have ‘no truer friend’ than VP, who ‘turned a rhetorical gaffe into a teachable moment’

Pride and politics

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
The Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, rescheduled for Thursday after this summer’s war, has been marred by discord in the LGBTQ community

Top minister announces surprise resignation from politics

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Gideon Sa’ar to ‘take a break’ to focus on family, will leave post after High Holidays; Likud will fall to 2nd largest Knesset party

Simon Schama tells UK Jewry to stop living in a bubble

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
United Jewish Israel Appeal dinner raises £3.8 million for Birthright and programs in Israel’s poorest areas

Delay in Gaza rebuilding could threaten truce: Quartet

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Tony Blair calls for ‘substantive, lasting change, uniting Gaza and the West Bank and opening Gaza back up to the world’

Islamic State not yet a threat to Israel, IDF says

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Senior military intelligence officer says IS differs from Hamas and Hezbollah, adds Israel will provide intel on it if asked

Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Woman, whose husband was killed by Hamas for allegedly aiding Israel, says Shin Bet exploits financial woes to recruit ‘collaborators’

Amy Winehouse statue features Star of David

Times of Israel - Wednesday September 17, 2014
Jewish singer, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, commemorated in Camden Town, London, where she lived

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