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Iran Will Go Nuclear…Soon

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(TIP)--An analysis posted online earlier this week by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) concludes that Iran is “expected to achieve a critical [nuclear] capability in mid-2014,” which the organization defines “as the technical capability to produce sufficient weapon-grade uranium from its...

Martin Indyk, Former U.S. Ambassador To Israel, To Shepherd Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

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WASHINGTON—Former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, to shepherd Israeli-Palestinian peace talk as senior negotiators from the two sides prepared to sit down together for the first time in years. Kerry asked both sides to make “reasonable compromises on tough, complicated, emotional and symbolic issues,” and agreed with President Barack Obama that it would be a long, tough journey. “This is a promising step forward, though hard work and hard choices remain ahead,” said Obama.

“I know the negotiations are going to be tough, but I also know that the consequences of not trying could be worse,” Kerry said.

Both leaders feel Indyk has earned the respect of everyone...

Pottery Shard Earliest Evidence of Written Canaanite Lingo

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Pottery Shard Earliest Evidence of Written Canaanite Lingo

A sample of written text in the Canaanite language dating back to the 10th century BCE was unearthed this month in Jerusalem’s City of David. The inscription is engraved on a large pithos, an ancient neckless ceramic jar, and dates back to the rule of King Hezekiah. It is the only one of its kind to have ever been discovered in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Iranian Spy Indictment Issued Against Member of Anti-Zionist Jewish Sect

(JNS.org)—A 47-year-old Israeli man who belongs to the ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect has been indicted as an alleged spy for Iran. The indictment said the man contacted the Iranian...

Israel Announces Plans For West Bank Train Network

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Tel Aviv—The IDF’s Civil Administration recently revealed plans for a fast train network throughout the West Bank. The network will connect all major Palestinian cities with Israeli population centers, the Gaza Strip and the border crossings into Jordan and Syria, and will serve both Palestinians and Israelis. Construction on the new rail system won’t begin for several years, according to the Transportation Ministry, but the existence of the plans could prevent Palestinian development of lands slated for the tracks.

Since the planned routes of the network extend throughout the West Bank, including into areas A and B, which are governed by the Palestinian Authority, construction...

Peace Prize for Jewish and Muslim Leaders of United Hatzalah

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When Jerusalem resident Eli Beer implemented a neighborhood-based volunteer emergency response system to Israel in 2006, he wasn’t dreaming of prizes, only of saving lives.

But in recognition of the fact that United Hatzalah of Israel has brought together some 2,100 trained volunteers from every sector of Israeli society to respond to medical emergencies in Arab and Jewish neighborhoods without discrimination, Beer and Arab-Israeli United Hatzalah-East Jerusalem leader Murad Alyan were chosen to receive the 2013 Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the New York-based Institute of International Education.

The award, which includes a $10,000 prize that the...

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