Russia’s military buildup in Syria appears to have forced U.S. President Barack Obama to two unpalatable conclusions: He cannot ignore Moscow, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may survive for some time.8
Only months after an Israeli teen was murdered by an ultra-Orthodox man during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, the city’s chief rabbi Shlomo Amar has lashed out at the LGBT community, saying “I believe that this phenomenon will wane and disappear, because most of the public is disgusted by it and detest it.”26
Israel’s Air Force attacked what the Israeli military called four “terrorist sites” in the Gaza Strip after a rocket attack from Gaza on southern Israel.
Israel has called on a Norwegian daily newspaper to apologize for a cartoon that equates Israel with Nazi Germany and North Korea.5
The Six Day War, which broke our 50 years ago next month, was a historic victory for Israel, absolutely. It was also a disaster for Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will call for an end to incitement on the Temple Mount and discuss “Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians” during a meeting with John Kerry.15
An Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally confronted Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, as violence from the holy site spilled over in to the West Bank.10
A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.3
A former 19th century synagogue building in northern Poland will be renovated and used as a cultural center.
A senior Russian rabbi condemned the government’s listing of a Jewish welfare group as a foreign agent, calling it part of a policy which is making Jews insecure of their future in Russia.
Melbourne police are considering opening a criminal investigation into board members of a Jewish day school who helped a former headmaster flee to Israel ahead of allegations of child sexual abuse.
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