Joe Biden on Thursday ramped up White House efforts to get a Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court selection Merrick Garland, as the vice president offered the most vigorous defense yet of his 1992 comments that senators should not consider a nominee in a presidential election year.
An orthodox school in England was ordered to close earlier this year for not teaching English to its students but it has defiantly remained open.3
Microsoft deployed an artificial intelligence robot on Twitter and the first thing it learned? To hate.6
Israel reportedly warned Belgian officials several weeks ago about inadequate security at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport.
The University of California’s regents declared on Wednesday they would not tolerate anti-Semitism on campus but rejected a proposal to equate anti-Zionism with religious bigotry, as they tried to defuse tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students.8
Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians after they attacked a soldier in the West Bank on Thursday, the military said, and one soldier was detained after being shown on video firing a round into the head of one of the assailants as he lay on the ground.131
U.S. President Barack Obama says he does not expect a breakthrough on Middle East peace before he leaves office and reiterated his support for a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians could live peacefully side by side.15
Authorities are investigating the death of a University of Miami senior, who suffered a seizure at a music festival and died soon after, officials said.
A New Zealand professor riled the local Jewish community by comparing Israel’s SodaStream to a German company that used Jewish slave labor during World War II.10
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