Secretary of State John Kerry broke from his travel schedule for the second time in a week to rush back to the Middle East on Monday to try to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
A Jerusalem court approved the sale of the right-wing newspaper Makor Rishon and the NRG news website to Sheldon Adelson’s Israel Hayom company.
The chief rabbi of Iran, Rabbi Yosef Hamadani Cohen, has died.
To launch its campaign for Hungary’s parliamentary election, the far-right Jobbik party, accused by critics of anti-Semitism, chose as its venue a former synagogue with a plaque on the wall commemorating 500 local Jews killed in the Holocaust.
An Israeli court convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Monday of accepting a six-figure sum in bribes linked to a real-estate deal, probably ending any prospects of a political comeback.