Those who believe the two-state solution is vanishing seek a new approach


“For many of us, the two-state solution based on the Oslo Accords is a failed or failing paradigm.”

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White House corrects Obama speech transcript listing Jerusalem in Israel


“I could not be more honored to be in Jerusalem to say farewell to my friend Shimon Peres, who showed us that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist idea.”

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Watch: Ha’aderes Ve’haemunah – Kumzitz with Rav Hillel Palay

Rav Paley recently taught the song to the talmidim of the Yeshiva of Ramat Gan.

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New York – Betting On The U.S. Election Via The ‘Trump ETF’

New York — An exchange-traded fund focused on Mexico has become a weather vane for Republican Donald Trump’s chances winning the U.S. presidential election in November, investors said. Mexico has been a prime target for Trump, who has accused the country of taking away jobs from Americans, focusing particular ire on a landmark 1990s trade […]


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Gas Tax Going Up 23-Cents In New Jersey

Gas taxes in New Jersey would go up 23 cents per gallon under a deal reached between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic leaders. Christie announced the eight-year deal which would also eliminate the estate tax and cut the sales tax Friday afternoon. He held a statehouse news conference with Senate President Steve Sweeney and […]

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Debate Commission Says Trump Mic Had ‘Issues’

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates says there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump’s microphone during Monday night’s first general election debate. The commission says on its website that “there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.” There was no noticeable issue with the sound on […]

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Hillary Clinton Steadies Herself Before Going Down Stairs

After finishing a campaign speech in Fort Pierce, Florida, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton grasped an arm to steady herself before going down the steps off the stage, Charlie Spiering reports for Breitbart.

After walking to the top of the stairs, she paused and pointed at someone. A man, perhaps a Secret Service agent, approached her from behind and offered her his arm.

Clinton steadied herself and took one step, but let go of his arm as she descended the remaining four steps required to leave the stage. Clinton’s speech lasted about 25 minutes, but she coughed at one point, reaching for a lozenge as she began to lose her voice. Read more at Breitbart.

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New York – Zika Illnesses Are Mild At Worst In US Teens, Young Children

New York — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems to confirm health officials’ belief that infections after birth in children are similar […]


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Obama Says He’ll Speak Freely Once Presidency Ends

Many U.S. presidents, upon leaving office, try to fade from the national spotlight and live the rest of their lives as private citizens. President Barack Obama implied in a Vanity Fair interview that he might choose to go a different route, McClatchy reports.

In the interview conducted by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Obama talked about his use of the term “radical Islam,” how he would miss Air Force One and his desire to make the world better.

“Having had this office has given me this incredible perch from which to see how the world works. The power of the office is unique and it is a humbling privilege,” Obama said. “With that power, however, also comes a whole host of institutional constraints. There are things I cannot say. There are things that…”

“You mean now, but you will later,” Goodwin prods.

“That I cannot say, not out of any political concerns, but out of prudential concerns of the office,” Obama continues. “There are institutional obligations I have to carry out that are important for a president of the United States to carry out, but may not always align with what I think would move the ball down the field on the issues that I care most deeply about.” Read more at McClatchy.

 

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Jerusalem – Israel: Palestinian Killed After Stabbing Security Officer

Jerusalem — Israeli police say forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a security officer in the West Bank. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the Palestinian pulled out a knife at a checkpoint near Jerusalem on Friday night and attacked a security officer seriously wounding him. Officers at the scene opened fire and killed the […]


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