A Conservative Jewish day school will not renew its Boy Scouts charter because of the organization’s policy excluding gay and lesbian adults as leaders.
Ehud Halevy, the Jewish man whose beating at the hands of two New York City police officers earlier this month was captured on videotape, reportedly called the cops’ actions “irresponsible and not ethical.”
Two U.S. senators and the head of Germany’s Jewish community urged German deputies from the Bundestag’s German-Iranian parliamentary group to cancel a trip to Iran.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and a high-level delegation of government ministers and businesspeople flew to Israel for a bilateral summit with Israeli leaders.
Palestinian militants held fire overnight on Thursday and Israel refrained from air strikes as an informal truce brokered by Egypt appeared to take hold following two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.
A Sudanese government minister threatened to strike Israel, and the country called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel, over the bombing of a weapons factory in Khartoum.
The United States extended nearly $4 billion in loan guarantees to Israel through 2016.
Some 100 Palestinians and international activists protesting in front of a supermarket in a West Bank settlement called for a boycott of settlement goods.
The intended king of the Netherlands, Prince Willem-Alexander, officiated at the dedication of the new Jewish cultural quarter in Amsterdam.
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