Israel Cut Land Offer by Half, Palestinian Ex-Negotiator Says – Businessweek

BusinessweekIsrael told the Palestinians it’s willing to withdraw from only 40 percent of the West Bank, a Palestinian official close to the peace talks said, indicating how far U.S. Secretary … Read More

​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper … Read More

NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag … Read More

Why did Google acquire sound login startup SlickLogin? Because security … – VentureBeat

VentureBeatSecurity breaches are on the rise, and we humans still have trouble creating and remembering secure passwords, so it’s clear we need another solution for our ongoing security. SlickLogin, a … Read More

Google buys up sound-powered security upstart SlickLogin – Register

RegisterGoogle has bought five-month-old security startup SlickLogin, which specialises in sound-based authentication technology. Financial terms of the deal were kept secret. The Israel-based company, which was founded by three ex-Israeli-military … Read More

UN Security Council slams deadly terrorist attack in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaUNITED NATIONS, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a tourist bus in south Sinai in Egypt, which killed four people, … Read More

Google Acquires SlickLogin to Work on Password Security – Mashable

MashableGoogle acquired SlickLogin, an early-stage Israeli startup that had been developing alternative web-login options, the company announced Sunday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Started by three graduates … Read More

Israel ex-PM recounts 2008 talks with Palestinians – Washington Post

Washington PostJERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Friday that if talks he held with Palestinians in 2008 had produced a peace deal, it would have forced tens … Read More

Chief PLO negotiator says “no progress in peace talks” – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaLivni and Erekat reportedly had a heated argument over the peace talks in Munich. Here, they are accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File). More >. Create alert … Read More

Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal – Financial Times

Financial TimesJust over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, living peacefully … Read More

Thomas Friedman: Kerry’s plan envisions Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem – Haaretz

HaaretzSenior NYT analyst lays out expected points of the framework deal, which he believes will include phased withdrawal from West Bank according to 1967 lines and will not allow return … Read More

Israel foils Al Qaeda’s plan to blow up US Embassy in Tel Aviv – Business Standard

Business StandardIsrael has reportedly said that it has foiled an ‘advanced’ Al Qaeda plan to carry out suicide bombing on the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and other targets. Analysts … Read More

Israel says it stopped al-Qaeda attack on US Embassy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency said Wednesday it arrested three Palestinians for allegedly planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem International Convention Center … Read More

Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb US embassy in Tel Aviv – Haaretz

HaaretzShin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to … Read More

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two … Read More

Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU’ – BBC News

BBC NewsIsrael has summoned the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain, accusing their countries of pro-Palestinian bias. The Foreign Ministry said the envoys would be told that their “perpetual … Read More