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  • Imprisoned spy may be key for Kerry on peace talks

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In an improbable twist, the fate of an imprisoned American who spied for Israel could now play a big role in rescuing Middle East peace negotiations after a dramatic Palestinian rebuff to Secretary of State John Kerry. With Kerry's efforts in tatters, a three-way deal that...

  • White House: Israel, Palestinians taking 'unhelpful' steps

    The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...

  • White House: Obama hasn't made decision on releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had not made a decision on whether to release spy Jonathan Pollard. “The president has not made a decision to release Jonathan Pollard,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

  • Offering Jonathan Pollard to Israel is a desperate act to keep phony 'peace' talks alive

    It's not an April Fool's joke, but it should be: A deal appears to be in the works to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison in exchange for Israeli concessions to keep peace talks going with the Palestinians. Reports suggest the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Prospect of Jonathan Pollard release renews debate in defense, intelligence circles

    The prospect of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has outraged some in the U.S. defense and intelligence community despite a softening of that stance in recent years among prominent lawmakers, former diplomats and other respected leaders.

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert of bribery

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Monday convicted ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a high-profile bribery case, crushing his hopes for a political comeback and setting the stage for him to become the first Israeli premier to go to prison. The verdict capped a four-decade political career...

  • Jay Carney refuses to squelch Jonathan Pollard release rumors

    White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to contradict reports that the United States might release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a deal to extend peace talks with the Palestinians. "I have nothing new about Jonathan Pollard that I haven't said in the past, which is...

  • John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    PARIS (AP) — John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

  • Israel army shoots suspects entering Golan

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot and hit two armed suspects from Syria who crossed into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The Israeli army says the two suspects were discovered entering the Israeli side of the border and tampering with the security barrier along the...

  • Israeli minister questioned over sex allegations

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Police on Tuesday questioned a senior Israeli government minister and presumptive presidential candidate over allegations he committed a sex offense against a former aide 15 years ago — a charge that may not hold up in court but that could derail any hopes for the...

  • Israelis, Palestinians endorse Arab peace plan

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A newly formed group of Israeli and Palestinian politicians on Monday urged the Arab League to renew a comprehensive peace offer to Israel, saying such a gesture would give a much-needed boost to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks. The group called on the Arab League to make a...

  • Israeli premier jokes about latest scandal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shown a rare light side by appearing on a popular TV satirical show on which he joked about the latest scandal tainting Israel's first family. Last week, a former member of his housekeeping staff, Meni Naftalli, filed a lawsuit claiming...

  • Chechnya leader inaugurates new mosque in Israel

    ABU GHOSH, Israel (AP) — The president of Russia's republic of Chechnya has inaugurated a new, $10 million mosque in an Arab village in Israel. Ramzan Kadyrov said on Sunday that it was an honor to visit "this good and holy land" during a stop in the village of Abu Ghosh. Isa Jabar, the...



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