Kushner: Trump Administration Prefers No Action on Settlements Before Election

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jared Kushner, an architect of the Trump administration’s peace plan, said the administration would not support the immediate annexing of West Bank settlements and suggested...

West Bank-Gaza Tunnel: Can We Build It? Yes We Can!

(JTA) — President Donald Trump’s long-awaited peace plan has been met with plenty of skepticism since its release on Tuesday. Could Trump actually be the one to settle a decades old conflict...

Officials Back Off Quick Israeli Annexation Plan

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The timeline is growing hazy for an Israeli Cabinet vote on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump revealed a...

Putin Pardons Israeli-American Backpacker Naama Issachar

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American backpacker who was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for drug smuggling. The Russian news agency Interfax...

Ambassador Friedman: Israel ‘Does Not Have to Wait’ to Annex Settlements

JNS.org – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Tuesday that Israel “does not have to wait” to annex settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. “The waiting...

Trump Unveils Mideast Peace Plan

(JTA) — As part of President Donald Trump’s proposed plan for Middle East peace unveiled Tuesday, Israel says it will “apply its laws” to the Jordan Valley and Israeli...

Netanyahu, Gantz Land in Washington Ahead of Trump Visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz landed separately in Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening, ahead of their meetings with President Donald Trump. On...

Russian Parole Commission Recommends Pardon for Israeli-American

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Russian parole commission has recommended that Naama Issachar, an American-Israeli woman jailed in Russia for drug smuggling, be granted a pardon. The commission on Monday...

Jewish News Wins 18-Month Legal Battle Against Polish Nationalist Group

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A London-based Jewish newspaper did not have to use the term “German Nazis” an appeals court in Warsaw ruled, upholding a lower court decision. The...

Trump to Release Peace Plan Ahead of Gantz, Netanyahu Visit

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will release his Mideast peace plan ahead of the scheduled White House visit on Jan. 28 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
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