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After collapse of peace talks, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 15, 2014

With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isolate Israel internationally. Couple those developments with the Palestinian Fatah movement’s unity pact with the terrorist group Hamas, and Israel is facing a complex new CONTINUE »

Will town hall prayer decision change much?
BY Suzanne Pollak
May 15, 2014

Reaction is mixed as to whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this month allowing local governments to begin their meetings with a sectarian prayer will lead to more religion in the public arena or possibly even government funding of religious schools. In the case, Town of Greece v. Galloway, the majority of justices said Christian CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
May 15, 2014

Actor Danny Glover and others featured in “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” lamented the documentary film’s screening at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv and called for a boycott of Israel. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” the CONTINUE »

BY JTA
May 15, 2014

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life from the NBA for making racist comments, publicly apologized in his first interview since the remarks were made public. “I’m a good member who made a mistake, and I am apologizing and asking for forgiveness,” Sterling said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that CONTINUE »

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With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
BY Ben Sales, JTA
May 15, 2014

TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make Israel only the fourth country — after the United States, Russia and China — to touch down on CONTINUE »