The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinical association says that it knew in 2012 that Rabbi Barry Freundel acted inappropriately in his role overseeing conversions, but that it chose not to bar him from working with converts and did not inform his synagogue.24
British lawmaker George Galloway will not be prosecuted for calling for his constituency to be “declared an Israel-free zone.
The man suspected of punching Jewish communal leader Leonard Petlakh at a Brooklyn Nets game has been arrested. He is not being charged with a hate crime.15
Nine Jewish families moved into the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.3
A representative of Flemish Jews asked a deputy prime minister of Belgium to clarify statements in which he appeared to condone the actions of Nazi collaborators.
A group of Dutch Christians vowed to boycott Utrecht’s Domkerk Church for the duration of an exhibition on jailed Palestinian children, which they said encourages anti-Semitism.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday as protesters get ready to picket “The Death of Klinghoffer,” the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerillas.6
Sidney Shapiro, a famed U.S.-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing, his granddaughter said. He was 98.3
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon left for a five-day U.S. trip amid criticism by Israeli ministers of remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry.
The epidemic of violence permeates every sector of Israel, the country’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said in an address.
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