Jonathan Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, was elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies at its annual meeting.
Israel published plans on Monday to build 272 homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up his 10th visit in a year trying to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
A Palestinian electric company was the first to sign an agreement to buy gas from Israel’s Leviathan natural gas field.
Israel will name an Arrow anti-missile facility for Daniel Inouye, the longtime Hawaii senator who championed Israel in the U.S. Senate.
In a presidential campaign with an unprecedented number of pointed words and phrases living on as unpleasant hashtags — Loser. Crooked. Deplorables. Nasty woman. Build the wall. Putin’s puppet — Israel barely rates a mention.
The New York Post is under fire for a cover story about the murder of Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark.5
New Year’s revelers shot fireworks and urinated in Germany’s Holocaust memorial in Berlin.
Several thousand African migrants protested outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv on Monday, demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel in a desert facility under a new open-ended detention law.
Stunned relatives and friends mourned the death of murdered Hasidic real estate developer Menachem Stark — as police continued to hunt in vain for his killers Monday.8
A classmate setting a Jewish girl’s hair on fire was not an act of anti-Semitism, a Canadian court ruled.3
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