Monthly Archives: October 2009

Israel Kept Out Of Egyptian Cancer Conference

Jerusalem - This week, Egypt’s First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, is hosting a major international conference on breast cancer. The conference is to be held in Alexandria and great medical minds from all around the world...

IAF Holds Joint Aerial Exercise With Italy

Jerusalem - What did not work out with the Turks, worked out with the Italians: The Israeli Air Force (IAF) held a joint exercise last week with the Italian Air Force in the Sardinia...

Museum Receives Horrifying Offer From Nazi Relative

JERUSALEM - The offices of Yad Vashem, the Israeli agency that memorializes the six million Jews murdered by their Nazis and their allies, received an extraordinary and even infuriating proposal recently. The grandson of...

Vienna Agreement Has Israelis Uneasy

Jerusalem - The talks at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna ended in a draft agreement according to which Iran would transfer most of the uranium in its possession...

U.S. National Security Advisor Reiterates US Commitment to Palestinian State Without Preconditions

http://www.americantaskforce.org/in_media/pr/2009/10/16/1255665600 Washington, DC, Oct. 16 -- At the Oct. 15 Fourth Annual Gala of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), the National Security Advisor, General James L. Jones, reiterated the Administration's commitment to...

Secrets of Beit Hanina: Salam Fayyad’s residence and former Hebrew University land

In exploring East Jerusalem recently, I come upon a house watched over by a tall Palestinian security guard dressed in black, who would only say that he was guarding the house of someone ‘very...

Showdown on J Street: As J Street’s major conference approaches, some pointed questions for...

Lenny Ben-David worked for AIPAC until 1997. He later served as a diplomat
in Israel's embassy in Washington. Today, he is a public affairs consultant and blogs at www.lennybendavid.com.

Fatah Party Reaches Out To Hamas Terror Group

Jerusalem - This week, Jamal Muheisin, a member of the Fatah’s Central Committee, told Ma’an, the Palestinian news agency, that the Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, has signed an Egyptian-backed deal...

Report Charges Israel With Committing War Crimes

Jerusalem - The Goldstone report, which accuses Israel of war crimes in the course of Operation Cast Lead, was raised Thursday for discussion at the UN Human Rights Council, at the request of the...

Take The Fayad Plan For What It Is

In a Jerusalem Post article “In the land of miracles, let’s get real (Sept. 29),” Gershon Baskin describes Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayad’s plan as “one of the most positive and optimistic developments of...