American former prisoner Alan Gross said remembering how his family survived the Holocaust helped him through five years of imprisonment in Cuba, where he was held on espionage charges, according to interview excerpts released on Friday.
Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery service for his maternal grandmother, Helen, Jordan was puzzled to discover her plot was nestled alongside that of a Jewish family. They weren’t strangers; they were his ancestors.4
A Jewish foundation that advocates for disability inclusion chided presidential candidate Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter.13
Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.8
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is hitting the wrong note when it comes to the media, weakening press freedom and holding sway over TV broadcasters in a country that bills itself as the Middle East’s only true democracy.
The Palestinian National Theatre, which for three decades has been the leading performing arts and cultural center for Arabs in Jerusalem, is facing closure after running up large municipal debts, its director said on Friday.12
Two Palestinians rammed vehicles into Israeli soldiers in separate attacks in the occupied West Bank on Friday and were then shot dead, Israeli police and military said.6
New York City will fund security guards for Jewish, Catholic and Muslim students in non-public schools.
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren announced that she will be leaving Jerusalem at the end of the year and returning to New York.19
New York State Police have charged 25-year-old Matthew Bauman, an alleged heroin addict, for Tuesday night’s shooting of a Kiryas Joel teen at a local kosher convenience store.
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