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Gay and Middle East are as compatible as Flavor Flav and Laura Bush. SEE ALSO: Stop Shaming Fat Kids But Israel wants to change that perception. The Jewish nation wants to become the LGBT beacon of the Middle East, the Associated Press reports. Israel’s Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs has established a cadre […]

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rare clay seal found under Jerusalem’s Old City appears to be linked to religious rituals practiced at the Jewish Temple 2,000 years ago, Israeli archaeologists said Sunday. SEE ALSO: Son Wakes From Coma Before Xmas The coin-sized seal found near the Jewish holy site at the Western Wall bears two Aramaic […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Belgium has given Republicans heavy fodder for criticism by linking Israeli government policy with rising anti-Jewish sentiment among Europe’s Muslims – an argument that has angered Jewish groups and given the Obama administration a new headache as it seeks to counter Republican claims that it is anti-Israel. […]

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has labored to improve French relations with Israel, said he “can’t stand” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called him a liar in a chat with President Barack Obama. The conversation between Sarkozy and Obama was overheard by reporters last week at the Group of 20 summit in […]

Despite President Obama’s calls for Israel and Palestine to come together and talk about a 1967-esque land swap, a Gallup poll reveals no signs of wavering support from the Jewish community. The poll reveals that 60 percent of Jewish voters approve of the president’s job performance, while 85 percent of Jewish Democrats approved. Such numbers […]

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cheering U.S. Congress on Tuesday he was willing to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, but he offered little concrete to entice Palestinians back to the bargaining table. By giving such a high-profile speech before overwhelmingly supportive U.S. lawmakers, Netanyahu was able to demonstrate […]

WASHINGTON — Israel’s prime minister promised to present his vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace in a speech before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday, but vowed his country would not return to mid-1967 borders that he termed “indefensible.”

JERUSALEM  — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday gave a cool reception to President Barack Obama’s Mideast policy speech, warning a withdrawal from the West Bank would leave Israel vulnerable to attack and setting up what could be a tense meeting at the White House. In his speech, Obama endorsed the Palestinian position on the borders […]

HANOVER, N.H. – Republicans looking to unseat President Barack Obama charged that he undermined the sensitive and delicate negotiations for Middle East peace with his outline for resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Obama, whom he served as U.S. ambassador to China until last month, undercut an opportunity for […]

JERUSALEM – A bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop Wednesday in central Jerusalem, wounding at least 25 people in what appeared to be the first militant attack in the city in several years. RELATED: Shortest Celebrity Marriages The blast could be heard throughout Jerusalem and blew out the windows of two crowded buses. Rescuers […]

President Barack Obama leads Israel and the Palestinian Authority into direct talks starting tomorrow aiming for a big prize: a peace deal that will help stabilize the region and thwart Iran’s bid to expand its influence.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce Friday that Israel and the Palestinians will return to direct negotiations for the first time in 20 months, delivering the Obama administration a small victory in its protracted effort to revive the Middle East peace process, two officials briefed on the situation said Thursday evening. […]