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Israel okayed thousands of West Bank homes during talks, NGO says

Times of Israel - Tuesday April 29, 2014
Peace Now report claims Netanyahu government signed off on nearly 14,000 homes while negotiating with Abbas

US, UN condemn Cairo over mass death sentences

Times of Israel - Tuesday April 29, 2014
London and Amnesty International weigh aslo express dismay over Monday’s verdict against 683 Islamists

US-Egypt ties going through ‘turbulent times’

Times of Israel - Tuesday April 29, 2014
In Washington, Egyptian FM Nabil Fahmy takes issue with ‘US narrative’ as Obama administration decries mass death sentences

With peace talks stalled, sides resort to old moves

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Palestinians will now focus on winning international recognition; for Israel, it’s back to shunning the Palestinian leadership

In stepping down from government, Hamas plans bid for greater power

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Haniyeh is betting his willingness to resign as Gaza’s PM will boost the popularity of his battered Islamists, raising their chances of winning overall elections

US House leader visits Shanghai synagogue

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Eric Cantor says he plans to meet with Chinese officials in Washington to ‘make the case for religious freedom’

Non-Aligned states plead for nuke-free Mideast confab

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Movement calls for pressuring Israel to participate; previously scheduled meeting had been delayed indefinitely

Pentagon: Russia assures US it will not invade Ukraine

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Moscow calls on Washington to tone down its rhetoric regarding the crisis

Kerry backtracks on Israel ‘apartheid state’ comment

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
In strongly worded statement, top US diplomat says if he could ‘rewind the tape,’ he would have chosen a different word to make his point

The woman who launched 1,000 Jewish refugees

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Ruth Gruber, the photojournalist/diplomat who aided in bringing the only Jewish refugees that the Americans helped escape from the Nazis into the US, is on exhibit in Chicago at 102

Paul Simon, wife arrested for fight

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Police arriving at the singers’ home find minor injuries, determine ‘there was aggressiveness on both sides’

Republican seeks to cut off US aid to Palestinians

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Barring recognition of Israel, Sen. Rand Paul urges enforcement of a US law that bars distributing funds to Hamas affiliates

Billy Joel opens up about Judaism, heroin

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
During wide-ranging interview with Howard Stern, the 64-year-old ‘piano man’ is serenaded by artists singing his iconic songs

US pledged to back Israel on Palestinian unity — report

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Israeli official tells NYT that Obama admin. promised to support Jerusalem’s refusal to negotiate with a Hamas-supported gov’t

Israel pushes ahead with Palestinian sanctions

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
In light of Hamas-Fatah unity, sources say Jerusalem will begin using taxes it collects on PA’s behalf to offset Ramallah’s debts

A sabra balancing act

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
A homegrown circus juggles, contorts, and clowns around

Orthodox, gay, and the rest is private

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Publicly declaring one’s celibacy is immodest and preaching one answer for all is inhumane

Israeli envoy in US: Iran doesn’t need a nuclear program

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
Ron Dermer warns that world powers are on the verge of a bad deal with Tehran, says settlements aren’t main obstacle to peace

AIPAC: Kerry’s comments ‘offensive, inappropriate’

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
In unusually blunt rebuke, pro-Israel group blasts top diplomat, calls Israel the region’s ‘lone stable democracy’

Arab League pledges financial support for Palestinian unity

Times of Israel - Monday April 28, 2014
In emergency meeting, envoys blame Israel for deadlock in talks, urge Palestinians to appeal to international bodies

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