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Kerry lures both sides back to peace negotiations
BY Ben Sales
July 24, 2013

We don’t know. That’s the operative phrase of the new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks announced Friday and ostensibly set to begin in the coming days in Washington. We don’t know their parameters, or if Israel will freeze settlements, release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners or agree to negotiate based on its pre-1967 borders. We don’t CONTINUE »

BY Hillel Kuttler
July 22, 2013

NEVE ILAN, Israel (JTA) — Luke Rosener removed his orange T-shirt, changed into a white dress shirt and alighted from a chartered bus. The garb was a far cry from the uniform Rosener will wear while playing for the U.S. volleyball team at the Maccabiah Games, the 78-nation sports competition that began this week in CONTINUE »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepping off a helicopter after flying from Amman, Jordan, to Ramallah, West Bank, to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abba, July 19, 2013. (State Department photo/ Public Domain)
July 21, 2013

  Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations will resume, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced. “The representatives of two proud people today have decided that the difficult road ahead is worth traveling,” Kerry said in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Friday, where he was on his sixth visit to the region since assuming his job in CONTINUE »

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BY JTA Wire Service
July 19, 2013

JERUSALEM (JTA) — U.S. Olympian Aly Raisman lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the 19th Maccabiah Games, which features a record number of nearly 9,000 athletes. Thursday night’s ceremony at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem featured pyrotechnics and performances with hundreds of dancers and popular Israeli singers, as well as electric violinist Miri Ben-Ari. CONTINUE »

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A new report offers a glimpse of what the U.S. could be up against from foreign missiles
BY David Holzel
July 18, 2013

A Pentagon report on the ballistic and cruise missile threat has raised concern with its assessment that “Iran could develop and test an capable of reaching the United States by 2015.” But analysts caution that this conclusion omits crucial context about Iran’s missile. The National Air and Space Intelligence Center released the CONTINUE »