Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel blocked highways and clashed with police on Thursday in protest at a government decision to cut funds to seminary students who avoid military service.
Israeli lawmaker David Rotem apologized for comments attributed to him that said members of the Reform movement are not Jewish, saying his words were “misinterpreted.”
Despite warming ties, President Obama seems unwilling or unable to push for further progress with Cuba. Meanwhile, Alan Gross remains behind bars.
A Dallas-area rabbi who uses his home as a synagogue is being sued by a neighbor who says it has lowered his property values.
Israel’s President Shimon Peres delivered an on-line civics class to more than 9,000 Israeli high school students in 215 classrooms across Israel.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday brushed off Israeli criticism of his Middle East peace efforts, saying he has been “attacked” with bullets in the past and would not be intimidated by words.
Anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Britain have fallen to the lowest annual level since 2005, a Jewish advisory body reported on Thursday, and said the decline may have been due to a recent lack of “trigger events” in the Middle East.
A politician from the main opposition party in Greece has caused an uproar after posting an anti-Semitic rant on his Facebook page accusing the Greek prime minister of heading a Jewish conspiracy.6
Just days ahead of the release of a George Clooney film about the search for art plundered during World War Two, U.S. officials announced plans on Wednesday to repatriate to Poland a Johann Conrad Seekatz painting stolen by the Nazis.
Irwin Cotler, a member of the Parliament in Canada and a prominent human rights activist, said he will not seek re-election.
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