Latvians who fought in the local unit of Nazi Germany’s Waffen SS held their annual parade on Sunday, an event which the government feared could raise tensions with Russia as former Soviet states watch events in Ukraine with growing concern
The White House released a statement marking Purim that includes a recipe for hamantaschen, the holiday’s traditional snack.
Sixth-grader Marlowe Dalton celebrated Purim this weekend by delivering holiday gift packages to elderly Holocaust survivors.
Israeli police were pelted with stones at the Temple Mount for the third time in two months.
In their upcoming meeting, President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will discuss Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, as well as Israel’s planned release of Palestinian prisoners.