A 17-year-old teen from Brooklyn, who recently moved to Israel to serve in the Israeli Army, was stabbed in the back just outside of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Sunday.21
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was detained as he tried to enter Hong Kong.6
Everyone was talking about diversity at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Saturday night, with Oscar’s shutout of black actors. But the SAGs had their own diversity issue for the Jews: Other than Jeffrey Tambor, there was a dearth of tribe members in both winners and nominees.
New York Times scribe Peter Baker says it’s official: He will be the new bureau chief in Jerusalem.
Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday.60
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees by insisting that most refugees from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended.5
The New York Times’s editorial board endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John Kasich as they seek to become their parties’ nominees in the U.S. presidential election, calling Clinton one of the most “deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.”4
One hundred years to the day of the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to the first Jewish justice at a program at the university that bears his name.
Lebanese citizens captured a vulture they said was carrying Israeli spy equipment.
Amid fears that Muslim refugees’ arrival to Germany may cause problems for local Jews, the American Jewish Committee in Berlin called for a national summit on ways to combat anti-democratic values among the newcomers.40
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