The condition of the Israeli rabbinical student who was stabbed at Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn was upgraded.
President Obama said the United States has been “in conversations” about trying to free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail.
A senior Thai cabinet minister met Israel’s ambassador to Thailand on Thursday after the diplomat said he was “saddened” by a government propaganda film that includes an image of a Thai school child painting a portrait of Adolf Hitler.
A statue of the Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank was dedicated in Buenos Aires.
Women are being squeezed from all sides, because men in power see their domination and sense of national identity slipping away, Jane Eisner writes.
A union which represents University of California student-workers and academic employees voted to approve a resolution to join the Boycott, D0ivestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.7
Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for a Palestinian state funeral for a minister who died after being grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a West Bank protest, an incident that has raised tensions with Israel.5
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of Palestine.
A top Palestinian official, Hussein al-Sheik, told Reuters that Jordanian and Palestinian doctors involved in the late night examination of the body said Ziad Abu Ein, 55, had died from “being struck, inhaling tear gas and a delay in providing medical attention.”7
The Boston University Hillel student board voted to approve J Street U as an official student affiliate group.
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