Maryland Lawmakers Slam Anti-Israel Boycott But Leave Out Penalties

    Maryland lawmakers included language in the new state budget condemning academic boycotts of Israel but scrapped any penalties that were included in a bill under consideration.

    Protest and Mourning: Demonstrators light candles at a Jewish memorial stone of the Holocaust victims as participants pull down a mental fence around a planned memorial of the Nazi occupation of Hungary.

    Hungary Jews Protest Nazi Occupation Memorial

    Members of the Jewish community were among the demonstrators protesting the construction of a controversial monument to the Hungarian victims of the German occupation.

    Yair Lapid Backs Curbs on Settlements To Save Peace

    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said he supports freezing settlement growth to help jump-start peace negotiations and vowed that his centrist Yesh Atid party would leave Israel’s governing coalition if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were responsible for the collapse of the peace process.

    Uri L'Tzedek Backs Oversight for Orthodox School District

    The Orthodox social justice group Uri L’Tzedek will participate in a rally to request greater state oversight of a New York school district with a majority of board members who are haredi Orthodox Jews.

    Supporters of Quebec?s Liberal Party celebrate its win in provincial elections.

    Kippah Ban Party Routed in Quebec Elections

    The separatist Parti Quebecois government, which campaigned on a divisive charter that roiled the Quebec Jewish community, was beaten soundly in provincial elections.