Spain’s embassy in Ankara disputed a New York Times article claiming that thousands of Turkish Jews have applied for Spanish citizenship amid growing concern about anti-Semitism.
A town in southern France announced plans to name a street after the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat.
A brawny 3-year-old colt named American Pharoah will take to the Belmont Stakes racetrack in a bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.9
Two former staff members at San Diego’s Jewish community center pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the institution in two separate schemes.
The Association of Reform Zionists of America has scored a massive victory in the World Zionist Congress election in the United States. ARZA secured 56 seats out of a possible 145, winning nearly 40 percent of the votes cast – more than the next two slates combined.16
The eldest son of the Vizhnitz Hasidic sect’s grand rabbi died unexpectedly at age 67.
To Israel’s supporters, the decision by the French telecommunications giant Orange to dump its Israeli affiliate is not only a politically motivated divestment by a major multinational corporation, but a sign that European policymakers are being impacted by efforts to boycott the Jewish state.3
Shlomo Riskin, the chief rabbi of Efrat, filed a $260,000 countersuit against a resident of the West Bank settlment who had sued Riskin for libel.
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