Obama at the G20 conference.
Obama at the G20 conference. Photo by AFP
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Reconciliation talks aimed at ending the tensions between Israel and Turkey are progressing well, and an agreement could be struck in the very near future, a Turkish official said Thursday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded tepidly to Hassan Rohani's Rosh Hashana Twitter greetings on Saturday, saying he is not impressed by "Greetings coming from the mouth of a regime that only last week threatened to eradicate the State of Israel."

U.S. President Barack Obama told his war-weary country on Saturday that America needs to use limited military force in Syria to deter future chemical weapons attacks, but said he did not want to enter into another costly and protracted war.

Dutch infrastructure giant Royal HaskoningDHV announced Friday that it has decided to withdraw from a project it planned with the Jerusalem municipality because it will be built over the Green Line.

The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC, will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.

A group of activists in Beit Shemesh have launched a grassroots effort to add pictures of women to advertisements totally devoid of female images, despite their presence in non-religious neighborhoods. Beit Shemesh is home to large secular and ultra-Orthodox populations, and has been a flashpoint for issues surrounding exclusion of women.