Israel Political Brief February 26, 2013: No President Obama or PM Benjamin Netanyau, but AIPAC conference still looking to make noise

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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No Obama or Bibi, but AIPAC conf. still looking to make noise

Source: JTA, 2-26-13

President Obama, shown addressing the AIPAC policy conference in Washington in March 2012, will not be attending this year's conference for the second time in his presidency.  (Robert J. Saferstein)

President Obama, shown addressing the AIPAC policy conference in Washington in March 2012, will not be attending this year’s conference for the second time in his presidency. (Robert J. Saferstein)

Next week’s annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington may be as notable for what — and who — is missing as what’s planned.

For the first time in at least seven years, neither the U.S. president nor the Israeli prime minister will attend. In addition, for the second year in a row, no mention of the Palestinians, negative or positive, appears on the conference’s legislative agenda….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief February 26, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party close to coalition deal with Jewish Home / Habayit Hayehudi Party

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Likud close to coalition deal with Jewish Home

Source: JTA, 2-26-13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party said it was close to a coalition agreement with the Jewish Home party….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 26, 2013: Israel secretly repatriated 1,000 Sudanese citizens

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ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Report: Israel secretly repatriated 1,000 Sudanese citizens

Source: JTA, 2-26-13

Israel secretly repatriated at least 1,000 Sudanese citizens via a third country, an Israeli newspaper reported….READ MORE

Israel Brief February 26, 2013: Southern Israel hit by Gaza rocket for first time in 3 months

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ISRAEL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Southern Israel hit by Gaza rocket for first time in 3 months

Source: JTA, 2-26-13

A rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time in three months….READ MORE

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