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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with a Republican congressional delegation only a week after meeting with a Democratic group on a visit to Israel.

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinian men suspected in the murder of yeshiva student Dvir Sorek were arrested.The two men, identified as Nazir Atafra, 24, and Qasem Atafra, 30, from the Palestinian village Beit Khalil, north of Hebron in the West…

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Steny Hoyer, the longtime congressman from Maryland, is currently the Democratic Party’s majority leader, one step below Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. But for years he was the party’s house whip, responsible in part fo…

(JTA) — An executive whose firm was an integral part of Israel’s multibillion-dollar binary options industry, which has scammed millions around the world over the past decade, was convicted of wire fraud by a U.S. court on Tuesday.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making his political vision for Israel crystal clear, promising to establish “a strong right-wing government.”