The greater New York area, home to the largest population of Jews in North America, took a harsh hit from Hurricane Sanday as severe winds and flooding hit.
The head of the European Jewish Association has called on the Ukrainian government to ensure the safety of the country’s Jews in the wake of the election to parliament of an anti-Semitic party.
For many besieged by the wrath of Sandy in New York and elsewhere, social media outlets, especiallly Facebook and Twitter, became crucial lifelines.
Iran has drawn back from its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon, Israel’s defence minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, while warning that his country may still have to decide next year whether to launch a military strike against it.
Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages. The death toll climbed to at least 30.
Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America’s northeast coast.
Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai has asked the country’s prime minister and justice minister to order the detention of migrants from Sudan.
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