Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Ben Sales, JTA
The Palestinians have renewed their statehood efforts on the world stage and Israel is shunning the Palestinian political leadership in the fallout from the Fatah-Hamas unity deal and Israel’s shutdown of negotiations.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
President Obama signals his frustration with Israelis and the Palestinians — and his continued commitment to helping them work toward peace.
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JTA
Israel canceled a planned meeting with Palestinian peace negotiators after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party signed a unity accord with Hamas — an organization that is considered to be a terrorist group by Israel.
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JTA
Shalom Cohen, a rabbi known for his hostility toward modern Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox Sephardi Shas Party.
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JTA
Hundreds attended the funeral for Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi, who was killed near Hebron while on his way to a Passover seder with his family.
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