Abraham S. Karlikow, a long time official of the American Jewish Committee, died on Tuesday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida at 92 from cancer. Karlikow was a human rights advocate and helped thousands of refugees and Holocaust survivors, including Elie Wiesel, to rebuild their lives.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday withdrew his support of Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya for the presidency of the Likud party’s court, over a comment he had made earlier this week that some women “enjoy rape.”
President Barack Obama has selected as his nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and academic who in 2008 called Hillary Clinton - at the time a political rival of Obama - “a monster.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled readiness on Wednesday to consider a 2002 Arab peace plan whose terms were recently softened to include possible land swaps between Israel and the Palestinians.
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President Barack Obama plans to nominate Samantha Power, a former White House aide and Harvard professor, to replace Susan Rice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the White House said on Wednesday.
The Greek foreign minister told an American Jewish audience that his government would “never allow hate to grow and spread,” but did not address specific calls to marginalize the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party.
Bulgaria said on Wednesday it only had an “indication” that Lebanon’s Hezbollah might have been behind a deadly bus bombing in July and that this alone did not justify any European Union move to list it as a terrorist group.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called a special election on Oct. 16 to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Rami Hamdallah said on Tuesday he hoped to form his West Bank-based government this week but was committed to implementing a power-sharing deal with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.
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