A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an altercation with Israeli border police in the West Bank during which one of the policeman grabbed him by the neck.8
Ecologists said on Wednesday it could take years to clean up a massive oil spill that flooded an Israeli nature reserve with up to five million liters of crude and threatened to spread to the Red Sea shore and neighboring Jordan.
The departure of most of the editorial team at The New Republic – including Franklin Foer, Leon Wieseltier, Judith Shulevitz and Julia Ioffe – didn’t just blow a hole in the landscape of American journalism. It also threw into doubt the future of what has long been a primary address for American Jewish thought.
Now that Peres is gone, Jane Eisner finds herself asking: Who will dream hopefully on behalf of all Israel’s people?
French police arrested five men suspected of making threats online to attack a synagogue.
Walter Lewin, a beloved retired Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, has been dumped by the university over claims he sexually harassed a student taking one of his online classes.10
A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.
New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.7
The American Anthropological Association rejected a proposed resolution that would oppose the academic boycott of Israel.
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