Mayors of several French cities lined up on Tuesday to ban the shows of a comedian the government accuses of insulting the memory of Holocaust victims and threatening public order with anti-Semitic jibes.
Israel’s defence minister said on Tuesday wide gaps remain in peace talks with the Palestinians after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest visit and he cast doubt over the chances of reaching a final accord by an April target.
A teacher at a school in Greece has discovered the graduation certificates of 157 Jewish students who fled the city or were deported to Nazi death camps and plans to return them to the survivors or their descendants.
Hasidic developer Menachem Stark reportedly died from “compression asphyxiation,” likely caused when his attackers sat on him after kidnapping him in a van, several sources reported.
Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.