Israel’s intelligence affairs minister proposes Saudi-led peace negotiations

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz proposed that Saudi Arabia sponsor new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in an interview with a Saudi newspaper.

In the wide-ranging interview published Wednesday on the Elaph website, Katz said he would be willing to join in negotiations initiated by Saudi Arabia, indicating that the American...
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Abbas says Palestinians refuse US role in peace process over Jerusalem recognition

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians will no longer allow the United States to have a role in the peace process due to President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“It will be unacceptable for it to have a role in the political...
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IDF destroys Palestinian terror tunnel that stretched into southern Israel

( —The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday announced that it had destroyed a large cross-border attack tunnel constructed by the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas. 

The terror tunnel stretched 984 feet into southern Israel from the city of Khan Younis in Gaza and was originally uncovered by the IDF...
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At UN session on Jerusalem, Nikki Haley says recognition advances peace

(JTA) — At a special discussion at the United Nations Security Council about U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the move improves the chance of reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

“We must recognize that the prospect of...
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Palestinians burn US and Israeli flags in riots over Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Protests erupted in Jerusalem and across the Palestinian territories hours after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Demonstrators on Thursday burned tires as well as American and Israeli flags and threw rocks at Israeli security forces and Israeli cars as the Palestinian Authority called for a...
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JCRC issues statement on change in status for Jerusalem

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans issued a statement welcoming the decision yesterday by President Donald Trump  that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that the U.S. embassy  will be moved eventually from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Inbal Hotel says soup’s on

JERUSALEM – Soup’s on. Literally. The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is busy with its third annual soup festival pop-up concept restaurant. From now through April, the satisfying, all you-can-eat soup buffet will be running at the Inbal’s Sophia Cafe. The cost is 65 NIS, or about $18.50 per person.

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Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is a big deal — but won’t actually change much


WASHINGTON (JTA) — In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump spoke loud and clear — except when he didn’t.

That’s not to say that Israel and many of its supporters weren’t thrilled with what many called the “long overdue” acknowledgment by the...
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Following Trump’s declaration, European Union doubles down on its Jerusalem policy


AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and pledge to move the U.S. Embassy there, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Jews all over the world “expect the rest of the world to follow suit.”

If that’s true, they may...
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House passes Taylor Force Act targeting Palestinian funding for killers of Israelis

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would reduce U.S. funding for the Palestinians unless their official bodies stop subsidizing families of killers of Israelis.

The Taylor Force Act, named for an American stabbed to death in Tel Aviv in 2016, passed in a...
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