June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Mideast

NAT'L STUDY

Jews, Arabs support coexistence

JERUSALEM- A majority of Jewish and Arab Israelis support coexistence efforts, a study found. More...

'I overlooked a lot of things,' Talansky says in court

JERUSALEM (JTA) - After weeks of legal limbo and widespread speculation about his role in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's latest corruption scandal, American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky has had his day in court. The Long Island, N.Y. More...

IN BRIEF…

El Al rebuked on conversion

JERUSALEM- Israel's Tourism Ministry rebuked El Al for making an issue of a passenger's conversion to Judaism. More...

Shekel now world currency

JERUSALEM- Israel's currency, the shekel, is now legal tender internationally. The shekel can now be used in trading overseas, with banks throughout the world converting shekels to other currencies, according to Israel's business daily Globes. More...

Could bring new regional stability

JERUSALEM (JTA) - On May 21, the ground shook in the Middle East as two separate and significant conflicts suddenly and simultaneously headed in the right direction: toward peace. More...

Potential Ulpan closures assault Israeli society, Diaspora Zionism

JERUSALEM- In December 2007 Israel's Education Ministry announced that in the coming months it will cut the budget to the department of Adult Education by 50%, fire around 350 Ulpan teachers and begin to hand responsibility for teaching Hebrew over More...

EXPLOSION

Truck bomb was aimed at kidnap

WASHINGTON- Atruck explosion on the Gaza-Israel border was part of an effort to abduct Israeli soldiers, the Israeli army said. The truck exploded on the Palestinian side of Erez Crossing into the Gaza Striplate last month. More...

U.S., Iran pose obstacles to renewed Israeli/Syrian talks

JERUSALEM (JTA)- In their sixth major peacemaking effort since the unsuccessful 1991 Madrid peace conference, Israeli and Syrian negotiators face even tougher challenges than their failed predecessors. More...

Jews burn New Testament

JERUSALEM- Israeli Jews burned copies of the New Testament after a deputy mayor called for a purge of missionary texts. More...

Ceding the Golan: Two views

Troubling…a strategic blunder

JERUSALEM (JTA)- Israel and Syria reopened their diplomatic dialogue this month after a hiatus of eight years. More...

Winner gives to Palestinians

JERUSALEM (JTA)- An American mathematician who won a prestigious Israeli prize donated the proceeds to Palestinian academia. More...