Trekkers stranded by an avalanche in Nepal, many of them from Israel, fought for food and for places on rescue helicopters after being denied shelter by locals in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.
(JTA) — The Student Senate at Earlham College, a liberal arts school in Indiana, passed an Israel divestment resolution.
(JTA) — During a ceremony announcing the winners of the Genesis Generation Challenge, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted to set aside any confusion: “No, the [Genesis Prize] award will not go only to a ruggedly handsome international heartthrob named Michael,” he jested. Bloomberg last year won the inaugural $1 million prize, bestowed by the Genesis Prize Foundation for “engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” This year’s prize went to another Michael, the movie star Michael Douglas.
Jewish communities will mark the first anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens by Palestinian terrorists with a Unity Day.
So, the Israel Defense Forces won’t be drafting haredi Orthodox Israelis, after all.
Argentina’s foreign minister has resigned his membership in the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish Center that was targeted by a terrorist bomb in 1994.
Russian bookstores began removing a graphic novel about the Holocaust from their shelves due to the large swastika on its cover.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross attacked his organization’s World War II record, saying it “lost its moral compass.”
Britain’s Conservative Party suspended a council candidate after she referred to Labor Party leader Ed Miliband as “the Jew” in Arabic.
Japan’s prime minister at a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington honored the Japanese envoy who helped thousands of Jews escape the Holocaust.
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