Members of a Jewish fraternity at UC Davis awoke to find swastikas painted on their building two days after the student senate passed a divestment resolution targeting Israel.7
Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down from his position effective at the end of the current academic year.
Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born chemist who helped to develop the birth control pill before becoming a playwright and novelist, died in San Francisco on Friday at the age of 91, his family said.
As the American and Israeli leaders prepare to meet today, reactions to a new arms deal tell us a lot about how people view the Obama administration and its Israeli counterpart, Jane Eisner writes.
Former president Richard von Weizsaecker, who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the Nazi defeat in 1945, died on Saturday at the age of 94, the current president’s office said.
An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization.
Conservative Judaism’s embattled congregational arm has laid off a handful of senior staffers amid its ongoing financial crisis, the Forward has learned.5
The Anti-Defamation League condemned a Texas lawmaker who instructed her staff to greet Muslim visitors with an Israeli flag and a request to pledge allegiance to the United States.8
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks at any time and place.
A rabbi born in pre-state Israel fighting extradition from Holland over alleged sex crimes told a Dutch daily that he is a Holocaust survivor.4
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