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As US protests calm, demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

1 hour 12 min ago
With rallies entering a more subdued phase, activists are working to convert anger and grief into long-term action

Iran FM throws ball back in Trump’s court on nuclear deal

1 hour 52 min ago
After US leader hails successful prisoner swap as sign diplomacy can work, Zarif says it's up to the president to fix the broken international accord

US circles proposal to extend Iran arms embargo among Security Council members

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 23:42
Russia has said Moscow will oppose any US attempt to extend the embargo, which expires on October 18, and reimpose UN sanctions

US still working to bring Palestinians to the table on peace plan, diplomat says

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 23:22
Amid Israel's annexation push, envoy to UN Kelly Craft says Trump proposal 'not set in stone,' but 'until we have dialogue, there’s going to be nothing'

UN seeks meeting of Mideast mediators on Israel-Palestinians as annexation looms

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 22:23
United Nations' envoy to region wants urgent summit of so-called Quartet before Netanyahu moves ahead with partial West Bank sovereignty bid

Dozens of rabbis call for mourning Floyd, autistic Palestinian killed by police

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 21:25
Religious figures in Israel, US declare day of grieving, fasting for George Floyd and Iyad Halak, citing 'danger of the diminishing and destruction of human morality'

‘Hoping for better days’: Tiny Moroccan Jewish community grapples with virus

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 21:14
Local Jews, whose number has greatly dwindled since Israel's creation, suffered hard blow with 12 deaths out of Muslim country's total of 206; 'We are grieving,' says local rabbi

Prominent British Jews urge Israel not to annex West Bank lands

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 20:54
Letter says move would have grave implications for Israel's international standing and alienate large numbers of Diaspora Jews

TV: German FM to make urgent visit to Israel to warn against annexation

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 20:31
Netanyahu said determined to move ahead with annexing parts of West Bank and is working on high-resolution maps, despite threat of EU sanctions, ambivalence from US

AIPAC tells African-American members it’s ‘horrified’ by George Floyd slaying

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 20:05
'Racism, intolerance and inequality must have no place in our country,' reads letter addressed to 'our African American outreach family'

Trump: good jobs numbers are a ‘great day’ for murdered George Floyd

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 19:30
'Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing for our country,' president says; Biden slams president's comments as 'despicable'

Washington mayor christens ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ outside White House

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 19:13
City paints slogan in huge yellow letters on street leading to president's residence, as Mayor Muriel Bowser spars with Trump over deployment of troops and police in city

2 Israeli movies make official line-up for canceled 2020 Cannes film fest

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 19:00
While the renowned French film festival was shelved due to the coronavirus, organizers still announce selected titles

New York officers suspended after man, 75, is shoved on video, bleeds from head

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:39
2 policemen in Buffalo face suspension after footage sparks widespread outrage; police in statement initially said man, now hospitalized in serious condition, 'tripped & fell'

Jerusalem minister: ‘We will not accept’ Palestinian state in Trump peace plan

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 18:24
Rafi Peretz vows to 'oppose any mention' of establishing state in West Bank amid growing opposition to provision in White House blueprint, as Israel moves toward annexation

UK’s official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 17:52
Scientists urge government to slow reopening steps ,noting 8,000 new infections daily in England alone; actual death toll believed to be much higher

We have work to do

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 17:37
Are our black neighbors comfortable? Do we stop ourselves from making racist jokes and refuse to tolerate them at all? Examining our own conduct is our first step forward

UN atomic watchdog says Iran now violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 17:05
Confidential report says Tehran continues to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and enriching beyond levels allowed under nuclear deal

Palestinians in West Bank protest Israel’s annexation plans

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 16:56
Demonstrations held in several cities against Israeli government's intention to annex settlements, Jordan Valley; also mark anniversary of end of Six Day War

A stranger among us

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 16:34
Did a lack of awareness of how good the Israelites had it make them blind to the fact that they were excluding Moses’ trusted adviser and father-in-law, Jethro? (Behaalotcha)