A Montreal Jewish learning festival has canceled two sessions that would have been led by a pro-Palestinian activist who calls for Birthright Israel’s abolition.
A Jewish convert to Islam pleaded guilty to inciting violence, including a call to leave Chabad headquarters in New York “a message from Islam.”3
Leaders of four major Jewish organizations have indicated to the Obama Administration that they will have a 60-day moratorium during which they will refrain from conducting any public campaign urging Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reiterated America’s commitment to thwarting Iranian nuclear weapons ambitions.
An Israel-based group launched legal action against an Australian academic who they claim breached racial vilification laws by boycotting Israeli academics.8
Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said that the world increasingly sees a “weak and retreating” United States that “cannot be counted on.”17
A 21-year-old Utah man was indicted on federal hate crimes charges for firing shots at a Salt Lake City synagogue last year.
A woman who pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Staten Island Jewish cemetery paid $1.1 million in restitution as part of a civil settlement agreement, and was sentenced this week to five years’ probation.
The Israel Sports Association for the Disabled banned a table tennis player from representing Israel for two years, saying that she played in a tournament last Yom Kippur.4
A Hamas militant was killed and another critically wounded by Israeli tank fire in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, medical sources said.3
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