A group of yeshiva students tried to prevent Greek Orthodox Christians from entering King David’s Tomb in the Old City of Jerusalem. Monday morning’s incident was the second time in two days that Jewish students attempted to block access to the site, which is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. The students were dispersed peacefully by police.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt told local media that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted him to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA finals.3
Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, died Sunday at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was 42. The cause of death was complications from breast cancer.
Israeli cabinet ministers approved on Sunday legislation aimed at imposing tougher penalties on stone-throwers, a measure that stemmed from a wave of Palestinian protests last year in occupied East Jerusalem.6
Central Synagogue, a Reform congregation in New York with 2,300 families as members, reportedly will be closed for five days to fumigate for bedbugs.
About 11,000 victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme could recover some of their losses.
The head of the Palestine Football Association came under fire for withdrawing a request to suspend Israel from FIFA, the international soccer body.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences to Vice President Joe Biden on the death of his son, Beau.
The Israeli police officer who was fired for beating an Ethiopian-Israel soldier said he acted properly in his attempt to arrest and subdue the soldier, who had entered a closed-off area.
Funeral services were set for an elderly Jewish couple who drowned in the floods that swept through Houston last week.
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