The City of Toledo, Spain, has opened an advanced studies of Spanish Jewry course for 50 tour guides.
There have been 82 reported attacks on synagogues in Germany from 2008 to 2012, according to a report requested by Left Party legislator and Bundestag Vice President Petra Pau.
Billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of a new $1 million prize meant to inspire young Jews.5
Hamas Islamists in the Gaza Strip claimed responsibility on Sunday for a tunnel that Israel said was found beneath the heavily fortified Israel-Gaza frontier.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the new peace talks with Israel have plenty of time to bear fruit.
Israel’s chief peace negotiator will seek to block a proposal introduced by members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet to make it tougher to negotiate with the Palestinians over Jerusalem, one of her aides said on Sunday.3
The cabinet won’t be able to even negotiate the status of Jerusalem without the approval of a two-thirds majority in Knesset favoring talks, according to a bill the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday.
A family member of an Egyptian doctor, the first Arab to be recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile, said his family is not interested in the honor.10
Dr. Karnit Flug has been chosen to serve as Israel’s next governor of the Bank of Israel, the first woman ever to hold the prestigious position.
Hamas, its Gaza Strip stronghold cut off by the new military-backed government in Egypt, called upon rival Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday to end their six-year schism and form a unity government.4
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