Suspected hardline Israelis scrawled pro-settler graffiti and religious insults on a monastery just outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, police said, in the latest of a series of attacks on non-Jewish sites.
Coalition parties widely expect new elections to be held in February or March, due to problems in reaching agreement over the 2013 budget. Officially, elections aren’t supposed to take place until October 2013.
Lawyers for an imprisoned Jewish man argued in court on Monday that the state of Texas is violating his religious freedom by failing to provide him with kosher meals.
A precipitous drop in Iran’s currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting “deeper and deeper” into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.
Syria’s foreign minister on Monday accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting “terrorism” by funneling arms, money and foreign fighters to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad while the U.N. chief decried killings and rights abuses by Assad’s government.
The German Justice Ministry has issued the outlines of the new legislation that will protect a family’s right to circumcise their child, provided they have been fully informed about the procedure and use the “most effective pain relief possible”.
Mitt Romney accused U.S. President Barack Obama of lacking resolve regarding the Middle East, Israel and Iran on Sunday, in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal.
Iran’s economy is edging towards collapse due to international sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday.
Two Cuban Jewish leaders visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said they found him in “good spirits.”
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