Vaccination Rates Drop at Some Jewish Day Schools — Even as Diseases Spread

A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the national headlines.

Coen Brothers Will Co-Preside Over 68th Cannes Film Festival Jury

Joel and Ethan Coen, the American filmmaker brothers, will be the first co-presidents of the jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the organizers said on Tuesday.

Poland Sends Roman Polanski Extradition Request to Judge

Polish prosecutors have sent a request for the extradition of filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex-crime conviction to a regional court in Krakow, the Prosecutors’ Office in Krakow said on Tuesday.

Two Countries, Two Paths on Torture

Israel and the U.S. have both used brutal interrogation practices, as the recent Senate report noted. But one has been more brutal while the other has tortured more.


How Does American Money Influence Israeli Votes?

How do you influence a vote’s outcome from across the ocean —  legally? As Israel braces for elections, wealthy Americans are finding creative ways to finance their candidates of choice.

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