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Israel to Boycott Durban III

Israel has announced it will not attend the Durban III “anti-racism” conference next year. Jewish groups in the US call for a boycott.

Jewish Groups Call Durban III Boycott; Israel Won’t Attend

Barak to Gates: Buy 'Namer'

Defense minister meets his US counterpart in Washington, says Syria and Hizbullah eroding Israel's qualitative advantage.

Barak to Gates: Buy 'Namer' Vehicles for US Army

Arab League Backs US in Region

Members of the Arab League's “Followup Committee” don't want the United States to give up efforts to reach a deal between Israel and the PA.

Arab States to US: 'Don't Close Door to Peace'

Bibi Said ‘Yes’ to Land Swaps

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu agreed to give up Israeli land in return for major population centers in Judea and Samaria but refused the 'right of return.'

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu – Yes to Land Swaps, No to Arab Immigration

Understanding Mideast Problem

Why is the Middle East Problem so intractable? Dennis Prager answers that question in this thought-provoking video course

Viral Video Hit on YouTube: Understanding the Mideast Problemplayer

Shas May Vote Against Freeze

Shas ministers said they could vote against the 3 month freeze extension unless several of their demands were met.

Reports: Shas May Vote Against Freeze, After All

Ayalon Lays Wreath at Hiroshima

Deputy Foreign Minister on Wednesday became the highest level Israeli official ever to lay a wreath at the Hiroshima memorial.

Ayalon at Hiroshima: 'Never Again' to Nuclear War

Galloway to Speak in Canada

Former British MP, previously banned from Canada for backing the Hamas terrorist group, backtracks and lets him speak across the country.

Canada Backtracks and Lets Pro-Hamas Galloway in Country

Israeli Bank to Bid in Turkey

Bank Hapoalim has been given the go-ahead to bid for Turkey's Adabank despite Tourism Minister call for a boycott.

Business as Usual: Israeli Bank to Bid for Turkey's Adabank

Op-Ed: SOS, Vote on the Issues

All our precious and hard-won universal human rights, including women’s rights, will remain tattered pieces of paper under Obama’s reign.

Op-Ed: SOS, Save Our Society, Vote on the Issues

Fayyad: Capital’s Suburbs are PA

PA leader Salam Fayyad honored an Israel ban on dedicating a Jerusalem school but said at a ceremony near the city, “Jerusalem’s suburbs are ours.”

Fayyad: Jerusalem Neighborhoods Part of PA ’Eternal Capital’

Dichter Warns Spanish FM

The former head of Israeli security, Avi Dichter, canceled a trip to Spain over fears he will be greeted with an arrest warrant at Madrid airport.

Dichter Warns Spanish FM: Arrest Endangers More Than Israel

Terrorists to Lose Citizenship

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) backs a bid to punish terrorists with a loss of citizenship. Arab Knesset Members are furious.

Shin Bet: Put Terrorists' Citizenship On the Line

Knesset Approves Budget

With 62 in favor and 34 against, the Knesset approved the state budget for 2011. Six Labor MKs were absent in protest of the kollel stipends.

Knesset Approves Budget in Midnight Session

Islamist Mayor of London Boro

The election of an Islamic mayor in a British borough indicates the growing Muslim influence in the country.

Britain Elects Islamic Mayor, Marks Increasing Muslim Influence

Calls to Boycott Campbell Soup

Bloggers call to boycott Campbell Soup after it introduces halal line of soups in Canada, certified by an organization with possible Hamas ties.

Popular Soup Boycotted Due to Halal Line of Products

US Backs Israel as Jewish State

The U.S. warns that negotiations between Israel and the PA must be a two-way street, with both sides “offering something and asking for something.”

US: We Support Israel as a Jewish State

Katz: Elections to Follow Freeze

A new building freeze would cause a break-up in the government and new elections by spring, warns National Union chairman Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz.

National Union’s Katz Warns Bibi: Elections to Follow Freeze

Knesset: Bill Clinton, Apologize

A Knesset committee is riled by US embassy's refusal to cooperate with a session on Clinton's remarks against Russian Jewish immigrants.

Knesset's Aliyah Committee Demands Apology from Bill Clinton

Livni: No Solution for Iran

Calls on world's nations to stop giving Iranian leaders pulpits for spreading their 'venomous words.'

Livni in Harvard: Conflict with Iran Unsolvable

Holland Closes Door to Yesha

Israel isolated: Holland cancels a tour of Israeli professionals because delegates include members from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Holland Folds Up Welcome Mat for Judea and Samaria Leaders

Abbas Breaks Jerusalem Boycott

Abbas will meet Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem—one week after the PLO said the united capital should be boycotted.

Abbas Meeting Netanyahu at Home Breaks PLO Boycott of Jerusalem

MK Danon: No to Partial Freeze

Danny Danon tells INN that Netanyahu had assured him settlement freeze will end, calls on public to join end of freeze ceremony on Sept. 26.

Likud MK Danon: 'Partial Freeze Unacceptable - We Will Fight It'

PM Slammed for PA State Claim

Grass-roots organization says Netanyahu is spreading disinformation by saying Palestinian state is matter of national consensus.

Netanyahu Claims Nation Agrees to PA State

PA Denies ‘Peace Partner’ Ad

The PA, quoted in a US-funded left-wing Geneva Initiative ad as saying it wants to be Israel’s ‘peace partner” now claims the quotes were altered.

PA Negotiator Charges ‘Peace Partner’ Ad Was Altered

Jewish Towns Under PA Rule?

PM Netanyahu has been talking of “creative solutions” lately, and some say he means PA rule over Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.

Jewish Towns Under PA Rule?

Abbas to US: Make Israel Freeze

Abbas publicly puts Obama on the spot and asks him to “intervene in the settlement issue” and tell Israel to continue the building freeze.

Abbas Asks Obama’s Officials to Confront Israel on Freeze

Hareidi MKs against Freeze

A growing number of hareidi religious Jews urge MKs to bolt the coalition if the government extends the building freeze. “A message to Obama.”

Petition to Hareidi MKs to Bolt Coalition if Freeze Continues

MK Ben Ari’s ‘Performance’

MK Ben-Ari protested at a play starring artists who are boycotting Ariel because it is in Samaria. A poll shows 77 percent oppose the boycott.

MK Ben-Ari ‘Performs’ at Play by Ariel Boycotters

Tidal Wave May Drown Obama

More polls point to a GOP tidal wave of victory in November’s Congressional elections and Obama facing the humility of being a one-term president

Growing Tidal Wave of Anger May Drown Obama in November

Clinton Ducks ‘United Jerusalem’

Hillary Clinton said in 2007 she believes that Israel’s right to… an undivided Jerusalem as its capital must never be questioned—until now.

Clinton Sidesteps Her ‘United Jerusalem' Pledge

PM to Abbas: "You're My Partner"

Netanyahu, Clinton, and Abbas are making last-minute preparations for the much-touted direct talks in Washington, set to begin at 5 PM Israel time.

Netanyahu to Abu Mazen: "You're My Partner for Peace"

Jordan to Help PA with Old Maps

Jordan will help the PA in its upcoming talks with Israel, giving the PA old maps and aerial photos of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Jordan to Help PA with Old Maps

Rabbi Yosef Backs End to Freeze

Shas leader Rabbi Yosef tosses another jab at the PA and calls for a total thaw of the building freeze as Netanyahu flies to the US to meet Abbas.

Shas Leader Rabbi Yosef: Build in All of Judea and Samaria

Danon: Time to Strengthen PM

At a ceremonial Rosh HaShanah toast with the Prime Minister, Likud MK Danny Danon strengthens Netanyahu not to give in to US pressures.

Likud MK Danon: We Are Here to Strengthen Netanyahuplayer

Response to NYTimes Op-ed

Comparing the Irish-Britain talks to the Israel-PA situation is misleading, if only because in the latter, one side wants to obliterate the other.

Analysis: Response to NYTimes Op-ed

Lieberman: Natural Growth

Lieberman says he would give up his Judea home for peace, freeze must end, and that some construction should continue at "natural growth" rates.

Foreign Minister: Freeze to End, Natural Growth to Continue

Pollard Day on Streets, at Malls

1,000 young activists are distributing "Free Pollard" stickers on the streets and in the shopping malls Sunday.

Pollard Day at the Malls and Intersections

IDF Spox 'Grilled over Galant'

Brig-Gen Benayahu a 'major suspect' in the affair. Document may have been faked in order to hurt Maj-Gen Galant's chances to become Chief of Staff.

Police 'Grilled IDF Spokesman over Galant Document'

LA Times: Withdrawal was Bad

Five years after, a major US newspaper summarizes Israel’s Disengagement from Gaza: “It was a big mistake.”

LA Times Concludes: Withdrawal From Gaza Was not Smart