Barack Obama Defends Israel Flight Ban as 'Safety' Measure

    President Obama said the Federal Aviation Administration ban on Israeli flights was based purely on safety considerations.

    First Woman Rabbi Recalled at Terezin Camp

    A memorial plaque to Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi, was unveiled at the former Nazi concentration camp Terezin in the Czech Republic.

    Intifada on Way? More than 10,000 Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank — raising the spectre of a spreading uprising across the Palestinian territories.

    5 Killed as Violence Spreads to West Bank and 10,000 March

    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

    Extremist Rabbi Issues Ruling Saying Jewish Law Permits Destruction of Gaza

    Rabbi Dov Lior, a leading West Bank rabbi who endorsed a book justifying the killing of non-Jews, issued a religious ruling saying that Jewish law permits the destruction of Gaza to keep southern Israel safe.

    A Break in The Action: Directors at the Jerusalem Film Festival called for peace earlier this month

    San Francisco Jewish Film Fest Directors Call For Peace in Gaza

    The directors involved in the 34th edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival issued a statement today calling for peace in Gaza and Israel.