Iconoclast: U.S. pop star Lady Gaga performs on stage at the MTV European Music Awards in 2011.

    Lady Gaga To Play Tel Aviv, BDS Or No

    American singer and performer Lady Gaga will appear in Tel Aviv as part of her current concert tour.

    New Target: The Central Synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Bulgarian Synagogue Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalism On Shavuot

    “Death to Jews” and a swastika were painted on the notice board of the Central Synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Peres Joins Pope, Abbas for Unprecedented Vatican Peace Prayer

    Israeli President Shimon Peres arrived in Rome to take part in a “call for peace,” with Pope Francis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    Clear Path? Reuven Rivlin is the favorite to become Israel’s next president after rival Binyamin Ben-Eliezer pulled out under a cloud.

    Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Quits Israel President Race Under Cloud

    Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, one of two leading candidates to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel’s next head of state, withdrew from the race on Saturday, a day after police questioned him under caution over a loan he had received.

    After Brussels, Amsterdam Ramps Up Security at Jewish Sites

    Following the slaying of four people at Brussels’ Jewish museum in May, the City of Amsterdam has decided to increase security around Jewish centers indefinitely.