The ‘House of One’ will provide equal space to all three monotheistic religions; construction will start in Berlin next year.18
(JTA) — Responding to Palestinian condemnations of Avigdor Liberman’s appointment as Israel’s defense minister, an unnamed Israeli official said the government will continue to support the two-state solution. “If a coalition is formed, it’s important to note that both [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and Liberman support a solution based on two states for two peoples,”…4
PARIS (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied the claims of a French Jewish man standing trial for fraud that he gave Netanyahu more than $1 million for an election campaign. Arnaud Mimran, who allegedly defrauded the European Union of about $315 million along with several partners, testified Thursday in a Paris court that…
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday welcomed French and Egyptian efforts to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and said he would attend an international conference in Paris on June 3 that hopes to set out a framework for fresh negotiations.
Television journalist Morley Safer, the son of Jewish immigrants who made his reputation as a Vietnam War correspondent for CBS and then became a mainstay on the network’s “60 Minutes” show for 46 years, has died at age 84, a few days after his retirement, the network announced on Thursday.
(JTA) — Businessman Nelson Peltz reportedly threw a bar mitzvah party for his twin sons that cost an estimated $2 million. Hundreds of guests attended the May 14 bash for Zachary and Gregory Peltz at the Pierre, a luxury hotel on tony Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the New York Post’s Page Six reported. Among the…11
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An American man on a Birthright Israel trip killed himself, the Birthright Israel organization said. The visitor to Israel was found dead in a hotel room Wednesday morning, Birthright Israel said. The group was preparing to spend the day at Masada. A Birthright spokeswoman said it would not provide details about the…6
Following repeated entreaties from activists, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he wanted to pass a bill that would make it easier for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice from their abusers as adults — but he remains unclear on certain important details.
Three swastikas were found painted on walls in Copacabana this week, the Rio neighborhood most heavily populated with middle-class and elderly Jews.
“He’s a magician, he’s a magician,” the partisan crowd chanted as a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu strode into his party headquarters a little over a year ago to declare a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election.
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