A group purporting to counter an anti-Israel ad campaign posted ads on Washington, D.C., buses featuring a photograph of Adolf Hitler meeting with Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini.10
The Turkish city of Izmir restored a 17th-century synagogue at risk of collapse.
A survey found that United States Jews want Israel to remain a Jewish and democratic state, but that Israel’s Jewish character should also accommodate non-Orthodox Judaism.
Israel issued restraining orders against several Jewish right-wing activists on Wednesday, restricting their movements over concern that they could try to disrupt a May 24-26 visit to the Holy Land by Pope Francis.
The student senate at the University of Washington voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed measure on divestment from Israel.
A pro-government Turkish newspaper ran a headline linking Jews to the coal mine disaster in Soma that killed over 100 people.
The former British chief rabbi was being honored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based public interest law firm that’s been busy representing clients — such as Hobby Lobby — who say their religious freedoms are being trampled by the government.3
Historian Jonathan Sarna, who was hospitalized after collapsing on a trip to his daughter’s Yale graduation, was said to be improving on Wednesday. But his condition is still critical.
A Jewish Boy Scout leader from Long Island and a Brooklyn rabbi were among some 71 people arrested in the New York City area.6
Jonathan Sarna, a leading scholar of American Jewish history and a professor at Brandeis University, is in critical condition at Yale New Haven hospital, the hospital confirmed.10
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