Birthright Israel Faces Challenge as $20 Million Gift in Doubt

Birthright Israel, the popular initiative offering young Jews free trips to Israel, may be unable to pay for thousands of such trips in the summer of 2009 due to the financial meltdown of its largest donor.

'Gossip Girl' Under the Chuppah

The CW’s hit series “Gossip Girl,” which centers on a group of New York City preparatory school students and their moneyed families, is getting an infusion of *Yiddishkeit *into its blue-blooded veins.

CLOSER THAN EVER: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses the Council for World Jewry in 2005, when Pakistani-Jewish relations were at their most promising.

After Mumbai, Jews Wait in Vain for Pakistan Condolence Call

For most of the world, the recent terrorist murders in Mumbai were a terrible tragedy. But for Jack Rosen there was an additional personal disappointment. The government of Pakistan, he pointed out, offered no word of condolence regarding the Jewish victims of the attack.

Carter Pens New Book on Resolving the Middle East Conflict

Former president Jimmy Carter is back with new advice for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The former president is scheduled to publish a new book on the issue — slated for release on January 20, coinciding with the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Obama’s New Foreign Policy Team Looks Toward Syria

Breaking with the Bush administration, the incoming foreign policy team of President-elect Barack Obama is expected to embrace Israeli–Syrian peace talks and might actively take part in negotiations that until now the Americans have shunned.