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
The new Israeli reality show “Rising Star” has been sold to major networks in a number of European countries.
Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protested across Egypt on Friday, shouting slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted him on July 3.
Yosef Kolko, a former Jewish educator from New Jersey, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault.6
The Obama administration is considering freeing up Iranian assets if Tehran takes specific steps to curb its nuclear program, a senior administration official said.
Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota seemed to have a woman problem on his hands at a campaign stop in Borough Park, Brooklyn, where he made multiple faux pas involving women in the Orthodox neighborhood.9
A lawyer from Lyon in eastern France has been disbarred for filing a motion to disqualify a Jewish judge because of his origins.5
Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews.5
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