Canada’s largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the West Bank.42
Two menorahs with Holocaust era associations were used at White House Hanukkah receptions, and “Thanksgivukkah” and the “menurkey” got mentions as well.3
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said talks between Israelis and Palestinians entered a difficult phase over security guarantees, but the sides remained committed to advancing toward a peace agreement.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry closed another Middle East troubleshooting mission on Friday by urging Israel and the Palestinians to follow Nelson Mandela’s lead and make peace.
Ukrainian authorities announced plans to improve travel to Jewish pilgrimage sites.
The European Union regrets the attendance at an event it sponsored of an anti-Zionist rabbi who has been accused of Holocaust denial, the parliament spokeswoman has said.7
A Dutch online sales platform is selling letters that Jewish Holocaust survivors wrote in concentration camps.
American Jewish groups issued warm remembrances of Mandela as news of his death at the age of 95 spread on December 5. But those same organizations have had a complicated relationship with the former South African president.8
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made in the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in separate statements following meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas.
Angela Warnick Buchdahl was named Senior Rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue last night in a unanimous vote by the synagogue’s Board of Trustees, making her the first Asian-American leader of one of the nation’s largest Reform synagogues. Buchdahl currently serves as the synagogue’s Senior Cantor and will succeed Senior Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, who announced his retirement in March after leading the synagogue for 23 years.20
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