Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday that the European Union’s new guidelines on Israel’s settlements in the West Bank undercut the freshly resumed peace process and strengthen the Palestinian position.
The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish.
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has fired longtime executive director William Rapfogel, citing financial irregularities.4
The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match on Yom Kippur.5
The father of one of the Jewish teenagers attacked with acid on the African island of Zanzibar said the pair is devastated by their injuries — saying they will leave long-term physical and mental scars.
A 98-year-old Hungarian man has died awaiting trial on charges of torturing Jews and helping send them to Auschwitz in World War Two, his lawyer said on Monday.
During a one hour custody visitation at a New Hampshire YWCA, Muni Savyon, 54, shot and killed his nine year old son Joshua and himself on Sunday morning.6
Several days before Israeli-Palestinian talks are due to reconvene in Jerusalem, a severe crisis is in the making. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, in meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and special envoy Martin Indyk, condemned what they describe as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu violation of agreements on the release of prisoners and construction in settlements.5
Israel decided on Sunday to free 26 Palestinian prisoners over the next few days ahead of a new round of peace talks, in the first group of a total of more than 100 inmates it pledged to release as part of a U.S.-brokered resumption of negotiations.
The Labor government’s new policy of banishing asylum seekers who arrive here by sea has left some Jews fuming, many of them survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants who also arrived here as boat people.5
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