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.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday he has been “surprised” of late at a “loss of moral compass on basic questions” in Israeli society, even as far right wing Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman worked to finalize an agreement that would see him replace Ya’alon as defense chief and expand the ruling coalition.10
After the death last week of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt-Jones, a 113-year-old Jewish lady named Goldie Michelson became the oldest living person in the United States.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg heard from more than a dozen U.S. conservative leaders on Wednesday and said he will work to build trust with users who believe the social network displays politically biased news content.6
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