JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 23: US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks with Israeli President Shimon Peres as they pass flags while walking into Peres' Jerusalem residence May 23, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. This is Kerry's fourth visit to the country in the past two months. Kerry met today with both the Israeli and Palestinian leadership in hopes of restarting the direct peace talks between the two sides.
As a kid, every year at Passover we would say next year in Jerusalem and I didn't know why ... I still don't get it, but I do feel a connection with Israel.
We understand that Professor Stephen Hawking has declined his invitation to attend the Israeli Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow 2013, due to take place in Jerusalem on 18-20 June. This is his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there.More quotes »
Interim Mideast peace deal urged
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement. Read more »
Israel police ban Jews from Jerusalem holy site
-- Israeli police have temporarily barred Israeli Jews and tourists from entering a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem after Palestinian demonstrations.Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ban, announced Thursday, is a precaution.On Wednesday, violence erupted Read more »
Israel's Netanyahu panned for $127G bed
-- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek alternate sleeping arrangements when traveling after receiving a sky-high bill for installing a customized bed on a recent flight to London, officials close to the Israeli leader said. Netanyahu found himself Read more »
Israel backs ruling for Jewish women's prayer
-- Israel's attorney general says he will not appeal a court ruling permitting a liberal Jewish women's group to pray freely at a Jerusalem holy site.An Israeli court instructed police last month to stop detaining women for performing religious rituals and Read more »
Mysterious Hebrew stone displayed in Jerusalem
technologies tried -- but failed -- to detect more of the faded writing.Knohl, a professor of Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, eventually scaled back from his original bombshell theory but the fierce scholarly debate he sparked continued to reverberate Read more »
Around the web
Kerry blasts Iranian election maneuvering
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Israel, Thursday, May 23, 2013. The US and Israel raised hopes Thursday for a restart of the Middle East peace process, despite little tangible progress so far from 7:07 AM from FOX News Read more »
Kerry says talks with Israel, Palestinians 'very productive'
Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shows a present given to him by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem May 23, 2013. TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that his shuttle talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders 6:55 AM from Reuters Mobile Read more »
Muslim writer touts Israeli tolerance of minorities
author Dr. Qanta Ahmed spoke on Wednesday at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem about the difficulties for minorities in Islamic societies and how Israel is the only country in the Middle East that tolerates them. The event was organized by Alan 5/23/13 from Jerusalem Post Read more »
Israel Day Concert Theme: Let Your Voice be Heard for Jerusalem
at 5th Ave. & 72nd St.) on Sunday, June 2nd, the 46th anniversary of the miracle of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Long time organizer Dr. Joseph Frager and Dr. Paul and Drora Brody, chairpersons 5/23/13 from Arutz Sheva Read more »
In Mideast, Kerry plays down pessimism on peace
— As he embarked on another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday in an effort to revitalize the peace process, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the doubts being expressed on both sides over his chances of success. “I 5/23/13 from Boston.com Read more »