Congress Moves To Cut Aid to Palestinians Over Hamas

    Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), a top congressional appropriator, said she is ready to launch steps to defund the Palestinian Authority in the wake of its unity agreement with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    A member of Students for Justice in Palestine protests in Washington, D.C.

    Northeastern U. Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter

    Northeastern University has provisionally reinstated the Students for Justice in Palestine chapter on campus.

    Vice News Journalist Simon Ostrovsky Freed by Ukraine Separatists

    An American-Israeli journalist who was detained in Ukraine has been released, according to [VICE News[(

    Jewish Heroes: Wax effigies of late popes John Paul II, left, and John XXIII are pictured at the Rome’s wax museum.

    Newly Sainted Popes John XXIII and John Paul II 'Heroes' to Jews

    The late Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be made saints on Sunday, did so much to end two millennia of Catholic anti-Semitism that a Jewish human rights group calls them “heroes to the Jewish people”.

    Israel Formally Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians

    Israel formally suspended peace talks with the Palestinian Authority over the P.A.’s national unity accord signed with the Hamas authority in the Gaza Strip.