A former head of the Shas Sephardic Orthodox party slammed the Israeli Cabinet’s approval to expand the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, joining several politicians who have ridiculed the deal and liberal movements of Judaism.9
Three Arab-Israeli lawmakers who met with the families of Palestinians who killed or attempted to kill Israelis could be facing Knesset sanctions.6
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized the Obama administration’s relations with Israel and defended Israel’s stance on peace with the Palestinians and settlements at a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.8
The Orthodox Jewish nonprofit JONAH, which purports to help gay men become heterosexual, is operating in Israel after it was ordered closed by a court in New Jersey.7
French choreographer Benjamin Millepied said on Thursday he was stepping down as director of dance at the Paris Opera after little more than a year in the role, citing personal reasons.
A former national president of the Australian Labor Party has criticized its New South Wales branch following the publication of motions seeking to ban its members from participating in Jewish-sponsored trips to Israel.9
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the administrative detention of a Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike for 72 days.
An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented last year in Britain was lower by 22 percent than the record figure in 2014, the Jewish community’s security umbrella said.
A Jewish teen was sentenced to life in prison and a second teen to 21 years in prison for kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teen by burning him to death in the Jerusalem Forest.
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