The Jewish community of France elected Rabbi Haim Korsia, the French army’s Jewish chaplain, as its new chief rabbi.
The Palestinian village of Battir was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO and put on the List of World Heritage in Danger.8
Fans of the British soccer team Tottenham Hotspurs who use the term “yid” will not be arrested, British police said.
Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres said after meeting with Esther Pollard that on his U.S. trip, he will raise her request with American officials to free her imprisoned husband on humanitarian grounds.
A Palestinian who infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip was caught while armed with a hand grenade outside of a southern Israeli community.
Despite our nostalgia about summer traditions, Jewish camps have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Here are a few specific trends we’ve noticed.
Israel has “unequivocal proof” that Hamas is responsible for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens more than a week ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet.
An Israeli teen was killed and at least two other people were injured near the border fence in the Golan Heights when their vehicle was hit with explosives fired from Syria.
Jewish groups predicted a rupture with Presbyterians in the wake of a close vote favoring divestment from three companies that deal with Israel’s security forces in the West Bank.17
Tamas Marton was a Budapest schoolboy in 1944 when Hungarians allied to Nazi Germany helped to deport half a million Jews, including his mother, to death camps.5
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