Following repeated entreaties from activists, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he wanted to pass a bill that would make it easier for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice from their abusers as adults — but he remains unclear on certain important details.
Three swastikas were found painted on walls in Copacabana this week, the Rio neighborhood most heavily populated with middle-class and elderly Jews.
“He’s a magician, he’s a magician,” the partisan crowd chanted as a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu strode into his party headquarters a little over a year ago to declare a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Thursday he has been “surprised” of late at a “loss of moral compass on basic questions” in Israeli society, even as far right wing Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman worked to finalize an agreement that would see him replace Ya’alon as defense chief and expand the ruling coalition.10
After the death last week of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt-Jones, a 113-year-old Jewish lady named Goldie Michelson became the oldest living person in the United States.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg heard from more than a dozen U.S. conservative leaders on Wednesday and said he will work to build trust with users who believe the social network displays politically biased news content.6
Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life were under attack.14
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to discuss how to revive Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, along with other shared concerns.8
Just days after rejecting four resolutions calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s control of the West Bank, the United Methodist Church voted to withdraw from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. By a vote of 478-318 at its general conference in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the church approved a…5
The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, Netanyahu swung to the right and instead embraced an old partner: Avigdor Lieberman,5
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