A Jewish doctor in Lviv, Ukraine, was beaten to death by an assailant identified by some local news sources as a 26-year-old Arab.
Mitt Romney and President Obama in an American Jewish Committee questionnaire each pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to preserve and enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Three Jewish groups welcomed a U.S. court’s decision declaring as unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricts the definition of marriage to that between a man and a woman.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Israeli military’s operation to seize a Swedish-owned ship attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.
Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, a liberal Democrat and fierce opponent of the Vietnam War whose 1972 presidential race against Richard Nixon led to one of the worst electoral defeats in U.S. history, died on Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.
Israel’s vice prime minister said on Sunday he would welcome direct talks between the United States and Iran if they were aimed at halting what Israel sees as plans by the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear weapon.
About 300 people demonstrated in Malmo, Sweden in support of the Jewish community.
Palestinians voted in local elections in the Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday, their first vote for six years and one with little choice, out of step with democratic revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world.
The narrowest house in the world, which will host Israeli writer Etgar Keret, was officially opened in Warsaw.
A UJA-Federation of New York employee was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court to six to 18 years in prison for stealing and selling personal information of donors, the New York Post reported yesterday. Tracey Nelson, 25, who had worked as a clerk for the organization for three years, was part of a $2 million identity theft operation that targeted banks and a car dealership, in addition to the Federation.
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