On the hugely popular “Arabs Got Talent” TV show in Beirut last month, five young musicians in checkered black-and-white scarves brought the house down with a traditional Arabic song that left the judges weeping and earned a ticket straight to the finals.
The CIA and the Mossad collaborated in the 2008 assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, the top Hezbollah operations officer blamed for an array of terrorist attacks.
Members of a Jewish fraternity at UC Davis awoke to find swastikas painted on their building two days after the student senate passed a divestment resolution targeting Israel.7
Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down from his position effective at the end of the current academic year.
Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born chemist who helped to develop the birth control pill before becoming a playwright and novelist, died in San Francisco on Friday at the age of 91, his family said.
Former president Richard von Weizsaecker, who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the Nazi defeat in 1945, died on Saturday at the age of 94, the current president’s office said.
An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization.
Conservative Judaism’s embattled congregational arm has laid off a handful of senior staffers amid its ongoing financial crisis, the Forward has learned.5
The Anti-Defamation League condemned a Texas lawmaker who instructed her staff to greet Muslim visitors with an Israeli flag and a request to pledge allegiance to the United States.8
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