Secretary of State John Kerry urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday “to make the tough decisions that will be necessary” before an April 29 deadline for a peace deal with Israel, a U.S. official said.
David Brenner, a stand-up comedian who appeared regularly on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” died on Saturday in New York, a family spokesman said. He was 78.
A candidate in Quebec’s provincial election accused of spreading views seen as anti-Semitic, but a leading Jewish group rejected the apology.
The Dutch government said it will return two Nazi-looted paintings to the heirs of a Jewish Holocaust victim.
An envelope containing white powder sent to a representative of Hungary’s Jewish communities did not contain any dangerous materials.
Latvians who fought in the local unit of Nazi Germany’s Waffen SS held their annual parade on Sunday, an event which the government feared could raise tensions with Russia as former Soviet states watch events in Ukraine with growing concern3
The White House released a statement marking Purim that includes a recipe for hamantaschen, the holiday’s traditional snack.
Sixth-grader Marlowe Dalton celebrated Purim this weekend by delivering holiday gift packages to elderly Holocaust survivors.
Israeli police were pelted with stones at the Temple Mount for the third time in two months.
In their upcoming meeting, President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will discuss Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, as well as Israel’s planned release of Palestinian prisoners.
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