Thousands gathered in Egyptian cities on Friday to protest against Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as Egypt’s president vowed to support the enclave’s people in the face of “blatant aggression”.
The umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups joined other religious organizations in asking Congress to provide $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund.
U.S. Jewish groups launched a $5 million “terror relief fund” in the wake of hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Two non-denominational Baltimore Jewish day schools will close at the end of the school year to make way for a new one.
Egypt opened a tiny window to emergency peace diplomacy in Gaza on Friday, but hopes for even a brief ceasefire while its prime minister was inside the bombarded enclave to talk to leaders of the Islamist Hamas movement were immediately dashed.
The mayor of Amersfoort in the Netherlands returned a box of jewels to a Jewish man 70 years after his parents hid the box in their pharmacy.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv on Friday landed in the sea, a police spokesman said.
A group of 15 Russian-speaking Israeli volunteers arrived in New York on November 15 to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
A temple in an upscale neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif., was vandalized.
Israel Defence Minister Ehud Barak, signaling stronger Israeli military action against Palestinian militants, said on Thursday they would be made to pay a price for firing rockets toward Tel Aviv.
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