Iran’s new President Hassan Rowhani calls himself a moderate. For Israel and its supporters, that could spell trouble for their hard-line approach toward its nuclear program.11
New Jersey’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg will go ahead this year as scheduled, after the state Supreme Court declined on Thursday to hear a legal challenge.
Melissa Etheridge’s comments that Angelina Jolie’s preventive mastectomy was “fearful” have caused the singer-songwriter some bad press. Nevertheless, Etheridge stands by her words.3
Sen. Rand Paul had a reconciliatory meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition in his latest bid to forge ties with the pro-Israel community.
Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger is being interrogated on suspicion that he took hundreds of thousands of shekels meant for nongovernmental organizations.4
A masterpiece by Italian Jewish artist Amadeo Modigliani, estimated to be worth NIS 30 million, will be offered at public auction in Israel in the coming weeks. It is the most expensive painting ever to be auctioned in Israel. But the painting itself won’t be making an appearance.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas just two weeks after taking office, an official in his press office told Reuters on Thursday.
Unknown vandals painted “Jude Raus” at the entrance of a memorial to the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The words, which mean “Jews Out,” were discovered Wednesday at the Anielewicz Mound in Warsaw.
A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.
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