Jewish Brief June 7, 2013: JNF backs out of $500000 speaking fee for Bill Clinton at Shimon Peres birthday event

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JNF backs out of $500000 speaking fee for Bill Clinton at Peres event

Source: Haaretz, 6-7-13

Following public criticism of the large sum provided to the former U.S. president who is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a gala dinner honoring President Peres, JNF cancels its participation….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief June 6, 2013: Palestinians slam Israel despite move to restore UNHRC ties

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Palestinians slam Israel despite move to restore UNHRC ties

Source: Jerusalem Post, 6-7-13

At UN Human Rights Council debate, US, Canada welcome Israel’s letter expressing a desire to re-engage with council after having cut ties; PLO representative: An exchange of letters can not be considered effective engagement….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 7, 2013: Embarrassing media leak forces Avigdor Lieberman to declassify Knesset defense committee discussions

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Embarrassing media leak forces Lieberman to declassify Knesset defense committee discussions

Source: Haaretz, 6-7-13

Furious chairman makes decision after highly sensitive comments made by Shin Bet security service chief about PA President Mahmoud Abbas were leaked to the press….READ MORE

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