A Jewish advocacy group said it was satisfied that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s omission of Jews in a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day was not deliberate.26
The followers of an Israeli rabbi who has been on the run to avoid extradition back to Israel on sex abuse charges reportedly made a death threat against the chief rabbi of South Africa.
A Palestinian Authority police officer opened fire on Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, wounding three, before being shot dead by a soldier.5
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more “sober” approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in dismissing a French peace initiative as only encouraging Palestinians to shun compromise.5
A chorus of non-Orthodox and Diaspora leaders praised the landmark interdenominational compromise on the Western Wall.
A 17-year-old teen from Brooklyn, who recently moved to Israel to serve in the Israeli Army, was stabbed in the back just outside of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Sunday.21
The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was detained as he tried to enter Hong Kong.6
Everyone was talking about diversity at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Saturday night, with Oscar’s shutout of black actors. But the SAGs had their own diversity issue for the Jews: Other than Jeffrey Tambor, there was a dearth of tribe members in both winners and nominees.
New York Times scribe Peter Baker says it’s official: He will be the new bureau chief in Jerusalem.
Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday.60
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