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Kerry meets key mediator as signs
point to nuke talks extension

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Oman Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi
(photo: AP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two days with a key Arab mediator in the Iran nuclear talks, part of a last-minute push to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease the threat of the Islamic Republic reaching the capability to produce atomic weapons.

Despite the diplomatic efforts, signs increasingly pointed to a further extension in negotiations.

Kerry met Wednesday at his hotel with Yusuf bin Alawi, the foreign minister of Oman, a key go-between in discussions between Washington and Tehran, a senior US official said. Bin Alawi was in Tehran last weekend and met with Kerry Tuesday. Their follow-up meeting was unannounced, confirmed only after an Associated Press reporter saw the foreign minister in the hotel.

Nuclear watchdog says Iran
still evasive on nuke issues

The head of International Atomic Energy Agency said on Thursday that Iran has failed to provide explanations in response to allegations about aspects of its nuclear research that could be used for making atomic bombs.

“I call upon Iran to increase its cooperation with the agency and to provide timely access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel,” IAEA director general Yukiya Amano told a meeting of the organizations’s 35-nation board of governors, Reuters reported.

Netanyahu to present ‘softened’ Jewish state bill

Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
(photo: Amit Shabi, POOL)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present to a full cabinet vote on Sunday a “softened” version of a controversial bill that would enshrine Israel’s Jewish status in its constitutional laws.

The new draft would seek to define Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state, which upholds the rights of all its citizens under law.”

Fear of terrorists pervades mood in Jerusalem

(photo: Reuters)

As a group of young Jewish men danced and sang Am Yisrael Chai while hoisting Israeli flags in downtown Jerusalem’s Zion Square Wednesday afternoon, several nearby residents and visitors to the capital expressed pronounced fear and uncertainty following the Har Nof massacre a day earlier.

Ofer, an Israeli in his 30s who asked that his last name not be published, said he is unable to walk the streets without a foreboding sense of dread.

“I’m not feeling good about yesterday because when I walk outside I now look in every direction – in front, behind, to my sides,” he said... I feel fear. I think [the violence] will stop at some point, but it’s very difficult to stop. And even if it does, it will start again.”

Jerusalem security stepped up; guards at
kindergartens, police install checkpoints

A day after the deadly terror attack on the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood, residents of Jerusalem on Wednesday expressed their fear over the security situation. Guards were stationed at some kindergartens in the city while others were locked from the inside. Staff members explained that they had been instructed to do so in meetings with municipal officials and security.

Live blog: Aftermath of Har Nof Synagogue Attack

The fifth victim of Tuesday’s Jerusalem synagogue terror attack, Druze policeman Zidan Saif, died of his wounds late Tuesday, having been shot in the gunfight that ended the Har Nof synagogue assault. The four Jewish victims were laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon. Condemnation over the attack, in which the two terrorists used a gun, ax and meat cleaver to attack worshipers before the police arrived and killed them, poured in from Israeli and international leaders, including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. But Abbas was blamed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for inciting terrorism against Israel. Late Tuesday, Netanyahu demanded global denunciation of Palestinian terrorism and incitement, vowed that Israel would “settle scores” with the terrorists, and issued a call for national unity. The Times of Israel is liveblogging continuing developments overnight and into Wednesday. Tuesday’s liveblog is here.

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